Dargle flood defence work has resumed
WORK on the River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme has officially re-commenced after Tom Foley Management Ltd were appointed in the role of Construction Management Service Provider earlier this year, and it is expected to be fully completed within the next two years.
The scheme is one of the key capital investment projects by Wicklow County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) with an investment of €40million in the vital scheme.
Works on the site have been ongoing since 2012, during which time SIAC construction was the main contractor. However, after two years on site, SIAC went into examinership and the contract was terminated by agreement. This effectively meant that work on the site ground to a halt in November of last year.
Following the appointment of a new contractor, work on the scheme will officially recommence, something which was welcomed by locals and Minister of State for the OPW Simon Harris, who said: ‘I am delighted that this very important scheme has recommenced. This is a vital project for Bray and it’s local residents. I welcome Bray Municipal District’s commitment to ensuring that the community are kept well informed of the schemes progress, it’s changes and improvements as they occur. My office, the Office of Public Works, continues to work closely with Wicklow County Council on all aspects of this project and I will endeavour to ensure that this project is completed in full and on time’. Ongoing works that will continue into 2015 include flood defence works at Seapoint Court and Ravenswell, La Vallee landscaping and flood defence works at Coburg.
Simon Harris TD