Water works to bring disruption

TRAFFIC disruption should be expected on the Antrim Road between the O’Neill Road and Ballyclare Road as NI water completes its main rehabilitation works.

The water company will be digging up both sides of the road from Tuesday, May 7 right through to August.

NI Water has said two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, but delays should be expected, particularly at peak times. Access will be maintained to all roads along the route and affected residents will receive notification of the work.

The work is part of £4million programme to improve and upgrade the water supply infrastructure in the area.

A NI Water spokeswoman said: “Once complete, this project will be good news for the local area as the upgraded water mains will improve the reliability and security of the local water supply, drinking water quality and will also help reduce leakage.

“The majority of the work has been programmed to take place over the school holiday period in order to minimise disruption.

“NI Water will, in co-operation with the Roads Service, do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum. We will also work with Translink to ensure that public transport services function with minimum disruption. The majority of the work will be completed using environmentally-friendly trenchless technology, which means that most of the work will be completed without the need to open large trenches in the area, which will help to minimise disruption and we thank the residents and road users in advance for their co-operation and patience.