£1.1million flood alleviation scheme in Laurelvale, Co Armagh completed

Date published: 03 July 2018

The Department for Infrastructure has recently completed a £1.1million flood alleviation scheme in Laurelvale Co Armagh.


This scheme, which started in summer 2017, was necessary to reduce the risk of flooding to residential properties in the Velton Lawns development and the Cricket Club. These locations in particular had been affected by a recurrent flooding issue.

The scheme focused on work to sections of the Laurelvale Stream and Branch Drain watercourses. It consisted of 260 metres of new concrete channel to the Laurelvale Stream, 65 metres of new earth embankment, 125 metres of new floodwalls, and various culverts.

The works were successfully carried out by A.G. Wilson Civil Engineering Ltd.

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