Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a £900,000 flood alleviation scheme on the Flush Bridge Stream in the Prince William Road area of Lisburn is due to commence on 22 February 2021.
The scheme will involve the construction of approximately 850 metres of new 1200 millimetre diameter concrete culvert.
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:
“I have seen first-hand the devastation flooding can bring on homes and communities. This area has a history of flooding which I am sure can cause anxiety each time bad weather is forecast. Once completed this significant investment should reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 100 residential properties and a Primary School. I hope that this work will bring some comfort and reassurance to this community.”
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 nine 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:
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