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Shore Road Newtownabbey Watermains Improvement Work

21 July 2016 11:45

NI Water is pleased to announce that a watermains improvement scheme for the Shore Road area of Newtownabbey will get underway this month. It is anticipated that work will commence during w/c 18 July, and will take approximately 15 weeks to complete. This work is part of a wider ongoing investment in the watermains infrastructure across Northern Ireland.

A lane closure will be in place along the Shore Road with traffic management in effect. The Longwood Road/Shore Road junction and the Mill Road/Shore Road junction will be closed for periods to facilitate the works. To minimise disruption, these closures will be completed at night and will be completed separately so that a diversion is always available whilst one junction in closed. Signage will be in place in advance of these works.

Once this section of work is completed, the work will continue on the Mill Road.

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.

Access to all properties and businesses adjacent to the works will be maintained at all times, with appropriate measures also taken to ensure the safe passage of road users and pedestrians.  

NI Water will continue to work closely with Transport NI, PSNI, local traders and residents to ensure that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum during this essential scheme. 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, have completed 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 underway.  We 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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