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Newry Low Voltage Network Upgrade  

Upgrades to the utility infrastructure in Newry City Centre will receive a further with the commencement of a £300,000 investment project in upgrading the low voltage network.

The upgrade project, which is part of our ongoing investment plan in the network across Northern Ireland, will run from August and until the end of November 2019. Work will take place on Hill Street towards John Mitchell Place, sections of William Street and both sections of Mill Street.

The work will replace the existing low voltage cable network in advance of the Public Realm Scheme planned for the area.  Approximately 1.8km of underground mains cable will be laid and NIE Networks engineers will be working with customers to ascertain if any additional work is required at their individual premises. Each phase will be completed before moving to the next to help minimise the impact to businesses, traffic flow and shoppers in the City Centre.

Delivering a high standard of service for all our customers is very important to us and the replacement and upgrade of older cables will ensure the continued resilience of the electricity infrastructure in this area of Newry.

We have been working in partnership with the Department for Communities and the Council, local representative bodies and our customers to make sure the impact on businesses and their customers is kept to a minimum during the works.

Work will take place during and outside of normal working hours depending on the phase of the project. There may be restricted access at certain times and commuters may experience some traffic delays so should leave extra journey time.