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Town roadworks completed ten weeks ahead of schedule

THE roadworks to facilitate gas mains laying in Enniskillen town centre has been completed an impressive 10 weeks ahead of schedule.
Since the new year, roadworks around the town centre has caused disruption for motorists as work men laid pipes for the Gas to the West project. 
It was estimated the works would last up to seven months but luckily for motorists, the company announced that the work has been completed last week -10 weeks ahead of schedule.
David Butler, Head of Engineering with SGN Natural Gas, said they were delighted to have completed the work much earlier than scheduled, and praised everyone involved for their efforts to deliver the scheme with minimum disruption to local residents and businesses.
Mr Butler stated that dedicated teams of local contractors had worked long hours amid difficult weather conditions to finish a significant phase of the new energy infrastructure for Enniskillen town centre.
Other work is currently ongoing in areas outside the town centre public realm which will enable homes and businesses to have access to the benefits of natural gas as soon as possible, the Head of Engineering explained.
“SGN Natural Gas continuously strives to minimise inconvenience for residents and traders in the vicinity of our works through ongoing direct community engagement,” he added. 
Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, warmly welcomed the news and pointed out that Enniskillen “remains open for business during all utility works.”
Cllr Thornton said, “The Council welcomes the news of the completion of works ahead of schedule in Enniskillen town centre by SGN Natural Gas. This investment will enable homes and businesses in Enniskillen to access natural gas as soon as possible. The continued work by NIE Networks in the area is also welcomed to ensure a full upgrade of their infrastructure before the start of the Enniskillen Public Realm Scheme. This will ensure that improvements to the town’s streetscape, undertaken as part of the Public Realm Scheme, are protected and future-proofed.”

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