A Flood Relief Scheme for two housing estates in Westport is set to go to tender.
Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Patrick O’Donovan has pledged €800,000 of funding from his department to the scheme at Cois Abhainn and Ashwood Estate.
Westport-based Cllr Peter Flynn met with Minister O’Donovan yesterday and welcomed the news in a social media post.
“Met with Minister Patrick O’Donovan and Michael Ring TD at Cois Abhainn & Ashwood today. The Ministers Department will fund the estimated €800,000 required to fund the works,” Cllr Flynn wrote.
“Tenders will go out next week with work expected to commence early September and be completed by late October.
“The contract will also include public realm work to improve the path along the river which will hopefully help create pedestrian links with Colonel’s Woods and Westport Town Centre in the years ahead.
“Well done to all involved for finally getting this work progressed,” he added.