€90,000 for Ballymurray flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray, Roscommon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed.

“The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind.

“These works are practical steps to help solve the threat of flooding the Ballymurray area.” stated Minister Naughten.

“The works will help to address the flooding which occurred during winter 2015/16 and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground during the flooding itself, followed by the collection of flood data and design work on potential solutions which were then presented to the Office of Public Works for funding”.

“I want to thank Minister Sean Canney for his assistance in progressing these projects and I look forward to his assistance in addressing other flooding problems throughout Roscommon and Galway,” concluded Minister Denis Naughten.

Approved funding to Roscommon County Council:

Ballymurry North  €36,000 to install 400m of 900mm diameter pipework in hard shoulder of N61 from flood location to existing land drain. Clear 850m of land drain towards River Hind including a road crossing

Ballymurry South. €54,000 to install 750m of 900mm diameter pipework 450m in hard shoulder of N61 from flood location & 350m inland connecting to existing land drain, including a road crossing