Helicopters close highway


Work on the new Glenavy dairy factory proved to be a traffic stopper this week.

Contractors for Alpine Energy used two helicopters to connect high-voltage cables to pylons that will service a new sub-station at the factory.

On several occasions during the day, traffic on SH1, north of Glenavy, was stopped to allow the helicopters to operate above and close to the highway.

“Site managers, Babbage, had a traffic management plan in place to ensure minimum disruption to road users while this critical work was done,” Oceania Dairy Limited chief executive officer Aidan Johnstone said.


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