NI Water announce £4.4m improvement programme

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Northern Ireland Water today announced a £4.4 million water improvement programme, set to get underway in January 2012 in the Newry and Lough Ross area. Throughout the project there will be disruption to traffic and a one way traffic light system will be operational in short sections of the road in the area. Speaking about the programme, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy enthused, “This investment by Northern Ireland Water is good news for the local area as the project will improve the local infrastructure and security of the water supply, meeting current and future demands on the system. The project involves the construction of a large Water-main stretching 17km from Newry to Scarva. The majority of the pipe will be laid along the A27 Newry to Tandragee Road from Newry to Scarva.” Acting Director of Engineering Procurement for NI Water, Bill Gowdy also commented on the new improvements. He said, “NI Water would like to thank the public in advance for their co-operation during this vital improvement work and assure them that every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum on the road. The entire programme of work is scheduled to get underway in January 2012 and will be completed by February 2013.” Lagan Construction is the main contractor for this project working alongside Capita Symonds and WD & RT Taggart. The news comes soon after a £12 million investment programme for the wider Newry area was announced.
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