NI Water is investing approximately £900,000 to upgrade the sewerage system on Main Street, Ballykelly. A number of homes in the village presently suffer from ‘out-of-sewer’ flooding during heavy rainfall. The main purpose of the work is to reduce this flooding risk and the impact on affected households. To do this, we have to install a major sewer through the village, which will take excess rainwater from Main Street to the river.
NI Water fully appreciates the major disruption these works are having on those who have to commute along this route. Our teams are on the road from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, to keep the works moving as quickly as possible.
The potential for heavier than normal traffic due to the British Open Golf Championship was taken into account when planning these works. Therefore, works will be suspended during this period, with Main Street reopening to two-way traffic from Wednesday 11th July to Sunday 21st July inclusive.
Work will recommence on Monday 22nd July, when the continuous lane closure will be in place on Main Street and normal working hours will be 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, for the duration of the works. The Glenhead Road will also be closed from Monday 22nd July for up to 4 weeks; a diversion route will be clearly signposted during this time.
All businesses in Ballykelly remain open for business as usual throughout these works.
NI Water will continue to work closely with the Department for Infrastructure and other key stakeholders throughout this programme of major works, to try to minimise the impact on residents, businesses and road users as far as possible.
We would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience and cooperation while we undertake these essential works; we will endeavour to ensure that all works are completed as soon as practically possible. The end goal is to ensure Ballykelly has an upgraded sewer system that can cope better with heavy rain, which will be welcome news for residents who have suffered previous flooding incidents.