Essential Sewer Improvement Work Continues in Armagh
20 April 2015 14:42NI Water is currently undertaking a major £3million programme of sewer improvement work in the Armagh area, which is due to be completed by late summer 2016.
A Drainage Area Study of the city’s sewerage system was completed by NI Water and a number of key projects identified to improve the sewerage infrastructure, reduce the likelihood of out of sewer flooding and improve the river water quality in the Armagh area.
This overall programme of work will not only meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency requirements, but will also allow for future development within Armagh city.
Construction work is progressing well in the Loughgall Road area and work is about to begin in the Barrack Street/Newry Road area. We anticipate that work will get underway in the area in late April 2015 and will continue for approximately 4 weeks. NI Water’s sewer replacement work will take place in advance of the final road reinstatement, which is part of the on-going Transport NI road realignment scheme.
Lisa Hughes NI Water Project Manager said:
“As with all work of this nature, there will be an element of disruption. However NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering will do everything we can to reduce disruption in the area, and complete work as quickly as possible.
“We will continue to liaise with Transport NI Traffic Branch, the PSNI and emergency services throughout this programme of work. Traffic management, signage and lane closures will also be in place as necessary.
“NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation to date and we will continue to keep them informed as work progresses.”
The third stage of this programme of work includes sewer laying in the Alexander Road, Railway Street, Lonsdale Road, Mall West, Barrack Street, Scotch Street and Newry Road. Work will commence in Summer 2015 and all major construction work in this area is due to be completed in late 2015.
The fourth and final stage involves sewer laying in Railway Street and the Mall East. Work is due to commence in spring 2016 and is due to completed in the summer of 2016.
Detailed traffic management plans have been agreed with Transport NI to try to minimise the impact of these works in the main arterial route through Armagh, and NI Water will continue to liaise closely with all our stakeholders to minimise disruption throughout this contract.
Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 08457 440088, quoting “BSG Civil Engineering, Armagh Sewer Improvement Scheme”.