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NI Water confirms sewage works to restart at Newry Road in Armagh

Digging will overlap with work by Firmus Energy

Roadworks, Newry Road

NI Water has confirmed work will start shortly on the final section of Armagh’s multi-million sewerage network upgrade.

It will focus on the Newry Road and will begin on July 22.

NI Water says it expects work to be completed by July 31.

A spokesperson said: “Public safety is a high priority for NI Water, and in order for these works to be undertaken safely and protect the public, road users and construction workers, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic arrangements.

“The first section of work will take place on the Newry Road around its junction with Folly Lane. This work has been planned to coincide with a road closure, which will be in place to facilitate work by Firmus Energy.”

Subsequent to this, construction work will move along the Newry Road towards Armagh City from July 24.

This will be carried out under a lane closure, which will be in place from Folly Lane to the Langs Road junction from July 24-31.

Two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of temporary traffic signals.

Normal working hours will be 7am until 7pm, but it may be necessary at times to work outside of these hours.

The spokesperson added: “Once complete, the scheme will meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards; reduce the risk of ‘out of sewer’ flooding; and facilitate future development within Armagh City for the next 30 years by improving and increasing the capacity of the sewerage infrastructure.

“NI Water would like to thank the public for their continued patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.”

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