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Mallon announces £500,000 flood alleviation scheme in Antrim to commence

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced that a £500,000 flood alleviation scheme on the Hollywell Burn in the Kilbegs Road area of Antrim is due to commence on 22 February 2021. The scheme will include the construction of approximately 410 metres of new in-situ concrete flood retaining wall and earth embankment works.

Minister Mallon said:

“Once completed this significant investment should reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 18 commercial properties in Kilbegs Business Park.

“Flooding can cause devastation and destruction and this is an area which has a history of flooding. I hope that the commencement of this work will bring some reassurance to the properties that will directly benefit from this scheme.”

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 six 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.

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