Ennis Town Council has signed a contract with Ward & Burke Construction. for Flood Relief Works to be carried out in the Watery Road/Elm Park area of the town. The need for flood alleviation works was identified in the Ennis Main Drainage & Flood Study Preliminary Report. The area experienced serious flooding in November 2009.
The €307,000 (approx) project is being financed primarily by the Office of Public Works (OPW) under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme, with additional funding coming from Clare Local Authorities. Work on the project is scheduled to commence at the end of January, subject to river levels.
The contract involves the construction of 400 metres of new river embankment and a pump station.
Meanwhile, the OPW is expected to announce the awarding of a contract for the River Fergus Lower (Ennis) Drainage Scheme, from Bank Placebridge to Doora bridge, in the coming weeks.