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Emergency Repair Work Dee Street - Ongoing Storm Sewer Improvement Work Mersey Street

19 November 2015 13:17

NI Water wish to advise the public of emergency repair work required at Dee Street, as part of our ongoing Sewer Improvement Work at Mersey Street.

A manhole in very poor condition has been discovered in Dee Street, and urgently needs rebuilt. In order to safely replace this manhole it will be necessary to close Dee Street between Severn Street and the Sydenham Road roundabout. Following detailed consultation with Transport NI and the PSNI this road closure is now planned to be in place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of November. A specialist traffic management company will implement the road closure and manage the diversion routes. These diversion routes have also been agreed in consultation with Transport NI.
NI Water fully appreciates the traffic implications of closing this section of Dee Street, however the works are essential to urgently repair the manhole and ensure the future structural safety of the road.

It is anticipated that the overall programme of works on the Mersey Street project (not the Dee Street closure) will be completed by December 2015. Once complete, this essential programme of work will improve the sewerage infrastructure in the local area and will reduce the risk of flooding.

NI Water and our contractor Conwell Contracts would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation and will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum. We will continue to liaise closely with Transport NI and signage and traffic management will be in place at all times. Our customer relations team can be contacted via Waterline on 03457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “KR422, Mersey St Storm Sewer, Conwell Contracts Ltd”.

Further information

All media enquiries and interview bids to NI Water Press Office on 028 9035 4710 or email

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