Mallon announces £365,000 flood alleviation scheme in West Belfast to commence

Date published: 12 February 2021

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a £365,000 flood alleviation scheme on the La Salle Stream in the Riverdale Park East area of West Belfast is due to commence on 22 February 2021.

Graphic for West Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme

The scheme will involve the construction of approximately 180 metres of new culvert and manholes.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:

“Once completed this significant investment should reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 10 residential properties in the vicinity.

“Flooding causes devastation and destruction and this is an area which has a history of flooding. The commencement of this work will directly benefit these homes with a reduction in flood risk when it is complete. I hope that this work will bring some comfort and reassurance to these homeowners in the Riverdale Park East area.”

The works will be programmed to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however, road users should take care in the vicinity of the works and be aware of emerging construction traffic.

The work is expected to take four months to complete. All work will be carried out in line with current health and safety regulations, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.



Notes to editors: 

  1. The works are being undertaken by Whitemountain (part of the Breedon Group).
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