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Watermains Improvement Work Continues in Shaftesbury/Botanic Area, Belfast

13 May 2016 16:23

An essential NI Water Watermains Improvement Scheme is continuing in Central Belfast. This work is part of a wider ongoing investment in the watermains infrastructure across Northern Ireland and is expected to be fully completed by Autumn 2016.

From the week commencing 16th May, improvement work will take place in Bradbury Place, Botanic Avenue and Donegall Pass. Throughout the summer months, work will then continue on Great Victoria Street and the wider Shaftesbury area. Due to varying traffic management requirements, some sections of work will be completed at night in order to minimise disruption.

This investment is good news, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing disruption and interruptions to supply caused by burst watermains.

Traffic management and signage will be in place in all areas as necessary to inform the public in advance of the work. Appropriate measures will also be taken to ensure the safe passage of road users and pedestrians.  

NI Water will work closely with Transport NI, PSNI, local traders and residents to ensure that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum during this essential work.  We will also co-operate with Translink to ensure that public transport functions with minimum disruption throughout the project.  

The public are advised to stay away from the working areas for their own safety and NI Water would appeal for the support of parents to keep children and young people safe by explaining to them the dangers of playing in or around construction sites. Playing near our works areas can have dangerous consequences and we would like to spread this safety message throughout the area while we complete this programme of work.

NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction will complete letter drops to those properties close to the working area, and would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed and would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to complete the work as quickly as possible with minimal disruption.

Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on: 03457 440088 quoting Farrans Construction, Water Mains Rehabilitation Project.  


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