Major sewer works will cause delays on Ballymoney Road

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NI Water will commence work on a flood alleviation scheme in the Ballymoney Road area of Ballymena later this month.

It is anticipated that the works will take approximately 9 weeks to complete.

The proposed construction work will involve the laying of approximately 95m of foul sewer with associated manholes, and a new 1.5m diameter, 134m long tank sewer to provide storm water storage to reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding in the area.

Detailed traffic management plans have been discussed and agreed with Transport NI to try to minimise the impact of these works to residents, road users and the public.

In order to carry out the work safely it will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure on the Ballymoney Road for the duration of the scheme.

The majority of the work will be carried out on a private section of the Ballymoney Road adjacent to Rathlin Drive.

However there will be two short sections of work to be undertaken on the main Ballymoney Road to connect to the existing sewerage system.

Two way traffic will be maintained with the use of temporary traffic lights. Vehicular access will be maintained for residents where possible and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Normal working hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday; however it may be necessary at times for work to be carried out outside of these hours.

NI Water and our contractor AG Wilson Civil Engineering Ltd. appreciate that work of this nature can be unavoidably disruptive, particularly where temporary lane closures are required. We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed.

Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088, quoting ‘KB515 Ballymoney Road Flood Alleviation Scheme,