Monday 22 January 2018

Enniscorthy flood relief work to be completed in 2019

By Esther Hayden

Work will begin on the Enniscorthy Flood Relief Scheme in early 2017.

Larry McHale, recently appointed as resident Engineer for the project, said he expects consultants will be appointed by July, followed by a detailed design phase in tandum with site investigations.

Construction work is due to be completed by 2019.

On Monday he meet with members of the OPW and the EPA for a walkthrough of the Kilkenny Flood Defence Scheme to see the scheme in place there.

Cllr Keith Doyle expressed his reservations about the scheme and said that the proposed works off what he termed will be 'the new new bridge' needs to be tweaked.

'My concerns has always been the new new bridge and the access off it. It should be closer to the cross. That's my major concern. Consultants being brought on board need to be made aware of this. If it's not tweaked it will be like Ferrycarrig. That won't work in Enniscorthy. It needs to be tweaked from Enniscorthy.'

Mr McHale also said there will be a number of public consultation days planned where people will be able to view the scheme.

In response to a query over the phases of the scheme from Cllr Johnny Mythen Mr McHale said that the walls and bridge defences works would be done together and there was a two year construction phase. He said that, closer to the date, a detailed construction programme would be decided.

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