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NI Water to carry out pipelaying in Carrickfergus as part of environmental protection measures

Pathway and woad leading to Carrickfergus Castle

NI Water is due to begin work to install a new stormwater pipeline on Marine Highway/Taylors Avenue on Monday 25th September.

The work, which will reduce the likelihood of flooding and provide environmental protection in the area, forms part of the Living With Water Programme.


David McClean, NI Water Project Manager said:

“The installation of this essential pipeline will extend from Fisherman’s Quay, across Marine Highway and along Taylors Avenue as far as Greenedge Court and will take around four weeks to complete. To ensure the pipelaying can be carried out in the safest possible manner, the following traffic management arrangements will be implemented by our contractor, AG Wilson:


Fisherman’s Quay across Marine Highway

This section will require lane closures on Marine Highway between 25th September and 8th October. One lane in each direction will be open at all times, however we would advise commuters to allow more time for their journeys during this section of work.


Taylors Avenue from Scotch Quarter to Greenedge Court

To facilitate the work on this section, Taylors Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Scotch Quarter and Barn Road from 9th October for a period of around 2 weeks. The section of work affected by the pipelaying lies between Scotch Quarter and Greenedge Court. Access for residents living within this area will be maintained but could be subject to delay. We would kindly ask that all other motorists follow the diversion signposted while work on Taylors Avenue is ongoing. A.G. Wilson will ensure that pedestrian access is available at all times and that bin collections can be facilitated throughout the works.


“A letter drop has been undertaken in the area and signage will be erected to direct road users. Normal working hours for the pipelaying will be 07:30am to 16:30pm; however, it may be necessary on occasions for work to be undertaken outside of these hours.


“NI Water and AG Wilson take this opportunity to thank the local community and road users for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential work. We assure the public that we will strive to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.”

The Living with Water in Belfast Plan was launched in November 2021 and lays out the investment required to provide the 21st century drainage and wastewater systems needed to protect against flooding, enhance the water environment and provide the increased capacity needed for economic growth. 


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