FLOOD DE­FENCE IS NEARLY COM­PLETE

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

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.

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