06/09/2021

Belfast Road Closure Announced Following Build Up Of Grease And Oil

NI Water is to start road works on Waring Street in Belfast City Centre to allow the cleaning of the sewerage system due to a build of up silt, inappropriate items and fat, oil and grease.

The company will begin the work on Monday 13 September for a period of 3 nights from 9pm-6am.

A diversion route will be in place via Victoria Street, Dunbar Link, Great Patrick Street, York Street, Royal Avenue, Castle Place, High Street and Bridge Street.

NI Water is consulting with businesses in the area alongside a mail drop to ensure all customers and businesses are kept informed.
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A statement from the firm said: "NI Water fully realises that work of this nature can be unavoidably disruptive. Our contractor will make every effort to minimise disruption as far as possible throughout the work. Vehicular access for residents and businesses will be maintained but may be subject to slight delay, and pedestrian access will be available at all times.

"Detailed traffic management arrangements have been discussed with the Department for Infrastructure throughout the planning of these major works to minimise disruption to businesses, road users and the public.

"NI Water and our contractor McAllister Group would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential work. We would also appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that children do not play in or around work sites or on machinery, in the interests of safety."

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