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Water and Sewer Improvement Work Planned for North Road, Carrickfergus

27 June 2016 15:49

NI Water is about to commence essential improvements to upgrade the water supply and sewer infrastructure on the North Road, Carrickfergus. The work will commence on 4 July 2016 and will take approximately 14 weeks to complete. The watermains work will be undertaken by Farrans Construction and the sewer work by Campbell Contracts.

We anticipate that work to improve the sewerage infrastructure on the North Road will commence on 4 July 2016 until 8 July 2016 under a single lane closure at Prince Andrew Way junction. The North Road will remain open to through traffic in both directions during this period.

There will be no work taking place on the North Road between 9 – 18 July.

Work will then recommence on North Road on 18 July 2016 for approximately 13 weeks under a road closure from Prince Andrew Way junction to Middle Road in order to facilitate sewer and watermain works. The North Road will be closed to through traffic in both directions and motorists will be directed to use the signed diversions via Beltoy Road and Prospect Road.

This work is being programmed together to avoid the need for future disruption on the North Road, and the majority of work is taking place during the school holidays to minimise disruption to school traffic.

Detailed traffic management arrangements have been discussed and agreed with Transport NI, and in order to keep disruption to a minimum for residents/businesses, the works will be completed in phases, from the Northland junction to Middle Road. We hope to have completed the works directly outside the school entrances before September 2016. However, the works towards Middle Road junction may still affect school traffic in Sept/Oct and delays should be expected especially during peak periods. Therefore, we would advise the public to use the diversions and signage that will be in place and to allow extra time for your journeys.

Please also note that two squads will be working concurrently on North Road during July/August in order to fast-track the work and minimise disruption. Access for residents and service deliveries will be maintained via Oakfield Drive.

There may be intermittent interruptions to water supply and separate notifications will also be issued to residents regarding dates and timing of disruptions. We will also endeavor to limit the duration of these disruptions. Pedestrian access will be available to all properties at all times during this work.

NI Water would like to thank local businesses and the wider community in advance for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential improvement work. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 44 00 88.


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