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Repairs to disrupt city traffic

Car drivers heading into the city are to face traffic disruption next week as a result of the |recent collapse of a sewer on the Donegall Road.

NI Water is scheduled to commence emergency repair work where the Donegall Road approaches Shaftesbury Square junction next Monday November 15 — the repair work is expected to take five weeks to complete.

NI Water’s project sponsor, Keith Haslett, explained: “NI Water’s engineers identified an urgent need to replace the sewerage network in the area.

The work has to take place immediately to alleviate potential localised ‘out of sewer’ flooding.

“We are acutely aware this is an extremely busy junction and have done everything in our power to maintain traffic flows around the area — this includes plans to work seven days a week to complete the work as quickly as possible.”

Temporary emergency traffic flows are as follows: traffic will be restricted by a lane closure on the Donegall Road, meaning that access to the Donegall Road will be for outbound traffic only from the city centre.

Traffic heading into the city centre will be diverted through lower and upper Sandy Row.

Any queries should be directed to NI Water’s customer relations centre via Waterline on 08457 440088.

Belfast Telegraph