The Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon was on site recently to meet the team at Shimna River Flood Alleviation Scheme, Newcastle, Co Down. This vital construction project will see construction of 1430 metres of flood walls and embankments that will extend both upstream into Tipperary Wood and downstream into Island Park from the New Bridge on the Bryansford Road.
Following completion of preliminary site investigation and enabling works construction of the flood defences has commenced in Islands Park. Scheme construction is expected to take 12 months to complete. Pictured with Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon are (left) Karol McCusker, Project Director Aecom and Gerard McColgan, Contracts Director DAWSON-WAM.