FLOOD DEFENCE IS NEARLY COMPLETE
THE New Ross Flood Scheme is to be complete by the end of the month.
The remaining works include installation of some more glass panelling at the marina and the quay near the JFK statue.
The scheme is 2.2km in length and protects the town starting at the N25/R733 junction down to the Barrow and along the back of Aldi, Sweeney’s, Dunbrody Visitor Center and the quay front as far as the John Street car park.
The scheme also protects properties in Rosbercon and the N25 outside Stafford’s.
Executive Engineer Abraham Dunne said: ‘When the flood alerts are issued by the Office of Public Works, ten of these demountable barriers will have to be erected by local council staff, at various locations along the scheme. The scheme is a hugely important piece of infrastructure for the town, protecting up to three hundred properties in the town. It should see an end to the devastation experienced by many businesses, home owners and motorists during previous storm tides like 2002, 2012, 2014 and 2015,’ Mr Dunne said.
Demountables barrier erected in Rosbercon having been tested outside New Ross boat club.