Part of the Living With Water in Belfast Plan, the NI Water scheme – which will be carried out in three phases – will create additional capacity in the sewer network to help support local development. David McClean, NI Water senior project manager, said: “This major programme of work will also deliver environmental improvements and has already seen a major upgrade to Lower Woodburn Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS), as well as other local network upgrades which will help reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding and improve the water quality in Belfast Lough. Advertisement Advertisement Did you know with an ad-lite subscription to NorthernIrelandWorld, you get 70% fewer ads while viewing the news that matters to you.

“We appreciate that work of this nature can be disruptive and would like to thank the local community and travelling public for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential scheme. Our contractor AG Wilson will strive to keep disruption to a minimum and will work longer hours in a bid to complete pipelaying in the shortest possible timeframe.” The first phase will involve the installation of 860m of large diameter sewer and the construction of associated manholes on Belfast Road between Lower Woodburn WwPS (beside the Go Station) and the junction of Sloefield Drive.

To carry out the work as safely as possible and protect construction workers and the public, NI Water says it will be necessary to have traffic management in place on the .

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