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Watermains Improvement Work Continues throughout North Belfast

08 July 2014 15:02

NI Water is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout North Belfast. This £2.2 million package of work for the wider North Belfast area is good news for the local area, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

NI Water wish to advise the public that works are planned to commence and a road closure will be in place on the Newlodge Road from the 28th July 2014 for approximately 8 weeks. A diversion will be in place throughout the works via Shore Road-Duncairn Gardens-Antrim Road.

Unfortunately, on street parking will be restricted throughout this programme of work. However, pedestrian access will be available to all properties at all times. Every effort will be made to restore access as soon as possible each evening and we would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work.

Ongoing work as part of the same package of work will also continue on the Antrim Road. A lane closure will be in place, but two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with the use of temporary traffic lights. Further details as follows:

  • 28th July – 1 week: work will take place on the Antrim Road from the junction of Glandore Avenue to the Maxol Service Station. A lane closure will be in place along the Belfast city bound lane.

  • 4th August – 1 week: work will take place from the Maxol Service Station on the Antrim Road to Tesco. There will be a lane closure along the Belfast city bound lane. During this time there will be no access from the Antrim Road onto Alexandra Park Avenue. There will be a diversion via Jubilee Avenue/ Camberwell Terrace. Advance warning and diversionary signage for the public will be in place. During this time, the bus stop in front of Tesco will be temporarily relocated to Camberwell Road bus stop.

  • 11th August 2014 – 1 week: A lane closure will be in place on the Antrim Road from Tesco to the junction of Camberwell Terrace. A lane closure will be in place along the Belfast city bound lane. Please note during this time, the Camberwell Terrace bus stop will be temporarily relocated to the bus stop in front of Tesco.

Gary McFadden NI Water Project Manager said:

“The scale of the ongoing watermains project has required extensive work on local roads. However, where possible, we will use state of the art low-dig technology throughout this programme of work, which will enable us to lay many of the mains without the need to open large trenches.

“NI Water will, in co-operation with the Department for Regional Development, do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum and are completing the majority of this work over the school holiday period, when roads are less congested. We will also work with Translink to ensure that public transport services function with minimum disruption.”  

NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation and will carry out letter drops in affected areas to advise residents of this work. Our customer relations team can also be contacted via Waterline on 08457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “Farrans Utilities Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme”.

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