Pipelaying work could cause some disruption for motorists at Rainey Street in Magherafelt

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Pipelaying to get underway in Magherafelt to support new development on Rainey Street is expected to cause some disruption for motorists.

NI Water is due to commence the works on Monday June 10 involving the installation of an essential new surface water sewer to serve a mixed-use development.

The pipelaying work – which will also involve the construction of associated manholes – will extend from No. 70/72 Rainey Street, across the road into Garden Street and onto Post Office Lane where it will continue towards the rear of the development at 17-23 Rainey Street.

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NI Water Project Manager Mark Henderson said it is expected to take five weeks to complete the work.

Rainey Street in Magherafelt where the pipelaying programme will take place from June 10. Credit: GoogleRainey Street in Magherafelt where the pipelaying programme will take place from June 10. Credit: Google
Rainey Street in Magherafelt where the pipelaying programme will take place from June 10. Credit: Google

“Pipelaying will commence on Rainey Street, adjacent to the junction of Garden Street. To carry out this section of work as safely as possible, a lane closure with temporary traffic lights will be in place between Nos. 58 and 67 Rainey Street until Wednesday (June 12). In a bid to minimise disruption to road users, this section of work will be undertaken outside of peak traffic hours, between 9:30am - 4:30pm daily.

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“Following the crossing of Rainey Street, pipelaying will move to Garden Street where work will take approximately a week to complete. During this time, Garden Street will be closed from its junction with Rainey Street to its junction with Post Office Lane.

Residents and business owners who need to access properties in or adjacent to College Court and Garden Street Mews should initially access via Union Road/Hospital Road.

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"As work progresses along Garden Street, past the entrance to these properties, access will be from Rainey Street. All businesses and residential properties on Garden Street between Post Office Lane and Union Road should be accessed via Union Road/Hospital Road while work on Garden Street is ongoing. A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists.”

Mr Henderson added: “NI Water and our project team from Deane Public Works and AtkinsRéalis take this opportunity to thank the local community for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential work to support development in Magherafelt. Our contractor will strive to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.”

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