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Town centre closed at night for critical engineer works

ENNISKILLEN town centre has been closed to motorists at night this week to complete a ‘critical piece of engineering.’
SGN Natural Gas has confirmed that it will be working at night in Enniskillen this week to carry out a critical piece of engineering at a ‘pinch point’ location in the town centre.
The work began on Monday, and is due to last until Friday, February 8th between 7pm-6am, during which a road closure will be in place in the Diamond area but pedestrian access will remain available. 
A traffic diversion via Regal Pass is in place to enable engineering work on the new natural gas pipeline to be completed in an area to the front of the Townhall where the roadway narrows.
David Butler, Head of Engineering with SGN Natural Gas, explained that night works were only undertaken on a short-term basis and in exceptional circumstances after a number of factors were taken into consideration.
“With significant development work already ongoing in the town centre ahead of the Public Realm Scheme, the option of carrying out the work for approximately five Sundays was also considered. However, working at night with reduced traffic volumes was the preferred option to avoid causing unnecessary disruption to local businesses during busy trading hours.”
Mr Butler claimed that contractors would strive to complete as much of the construction work requiring heavy machinery prior to 11pm and that every effort would be made by the contractors to minimise inconvenience for residents and traders in the vicinity.
SGN Natural Gas added that local traders and householders had been notified of the works in advance and, direct engagement was also ongoing with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in relation to the wider project.  
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