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Essential Watermains Improvement Work gets underway at Station Road, Carrickfergus

11 February 2016 12:37

As part of an ongoing Water Mains Improvement Programme across Belfast and Carrickfergus, which was recently announced at an approximate investment of £10.9 million, work is scheduled to get underway in the Station Road area of Carrickfergus in late February. It is estimated that this programme of work will be completed by May 2015.

This project is good news for the local area as, when complete, the new watermains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

As with all work of this nature, some disruption is inevitable and Station Road will need to be closed in sections, with the first section involving a road closure from the Horseshoe Bend to Knockfergus Park. Advance signage and diversion routes will be in place as necessary, as the closure moves along different sections of the road.

Traffic management and signage will be in place where relevant, and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction have completed letter drops in the area and would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential improvement work. We will do everything we can to reduce disruption as much as possible, and will continue to work closely with all stakeholders in the area including Translink to ensure that public transport services function with minimum disruption.
Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 44 00 88, quoting ‘Farrans Construction Watermains Improvement Programme.’


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