The Cutts Control Structure at the Lower River Bann in Coleraine which will undergo a £1.65m refurbishment.
The Department for Infrastructure has awarded civil engineering contractor CivCo a £1.65million contract for repair works to the Cutts Control Structure on the Lower River Bann in Coleraine.
The gates at the Cutts are part of a series of three control structures along the Lower Bann, with the other control structures at Kilrea and Toome.
All three structures work to regulate the water levels on the Lower Bann and Lough Neagh helping facilitate navigation and minimise the effects of flooding, particularly in times of heavy rainfall.
The refurbishment work on the Cutts Control Structure will improve the operation and safety of this essential piece of infrastructure. Works include refurbishment of the entire structure including the gates, a new electrical control system, improved lighting and general repairs.
Preparatory works are due to commence in February 2024, subject to favourable weather conditions.
The Department is working closely with CivCo, other statutory bodies and local stakeholders to plan the necessary works.
Works will take approximately three years to be fully complete, subject to favourable weather conditions. This is because only two gates can be worked on at any one time to ensure sufficient gates remain operational if required during a flood event.