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Sewerage Improvement Work Continues in Armagh – Update Mall West Area

17 February 2016 17:07

Work is currently progressing well on a £3 million programme of work to improve the sewerage network in Armagh. Work is currently progressing along Mall West and the two crossings around the Mall West Shopping Centre have now been completed.

As work continues, the Mall West must be closed to South bound traffic and this lane closure will commence on Friday 19th of February for approximately 4 weeks. The diversion route will be signposted but delays should be expected. It is expected that additional temporary traffic restrictions will be required on 27th and 28th February to allow for traffic light reprogramming at the Mall West/Barrack St junction. This will involve the closure of the Belfast bound lane and Mall West right turn at Gaol Square.

NI Water would like to highlight that the Mall West car park will remain open at all times for the duration of these works.

Detailed traffic management plans have been discussed and 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 Transport NI and City Centre and Mall West Managers to minimise disruption throughout this contract.

NI Water and our contractor, BSG Civil Engineering Ltd, would like to thank the public and local businesses for their continued patience and cooperation as we complete this essential improvement project. We assure you that we will do everything we can to complete the work as quickly as practicably possible.

When complete, the scheme will meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards, reducing the risk of ‘out of sewer’ flooding and will facilitate future development within Armagh city for the next 30 years by improving and increasing the capacity of the sewerage infrastructure.

Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.

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