Major sewer works on Armagh’s Killylea Road will begin later this month.
NI Water will undertake the work in the Killylea Road/Umgola Road area of city, work which follows on from upgrades on Irish Street.
This work is part of a £1.4 Million investment by NI Water, which includes the construction of a new Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS) at Killylea Road, and sewer upgrades in the west of Armagh City.
Sewer laying works to divert existing sewers to the new pumping station will commence on Killylea Road on Monday, September 30, and they anticipate this work will take approximately four weeks to complete.
NI Water has discussed the traffic management arrangements with the Department for Infrastructure to minimise the impact of these works on residents, businesses and road users.
In order for the work to be undertaken safely, it will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure on the Killylea Road between the junction with Umgola Road and Glenowna Drive for the duration of the works. Two-way traffic will be maintained with temporary traffic signals during this time.
Vehicular access for residents and businesses will be maintained as far as possible but may be subject to delays, pedestrian access will be available at all times.
Parking restrictions will be in place around the working area.
Normal working hours will be 8.00am to 5.00pm, however is may be necessary at times for work to be undertaken outside of these hours.
This project when complete will provide a new modern reliable pumping station and increase the capacity of the sewerage network in the area, which will significantly reduce the likelihood of out-of-sewer flooding and environmental pollution to the Callan River.
NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience and co-operation as we complete these essential works.
We will endeavour to minimise any disruption or inconvenience, and assure you we will do everything we can to complete the work as soon as possible.