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Clarification sought on the proposed Bog Road flood relief system in Laois

Portarlington based Fianna Fail Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick is seeking
clarification on the proposed Bog Road Flood Relief Project for the

Eddie said: “These works should have been completed this year 2019 but now it is anticipated works will not take place until March 2020.

“The area continues to be issue from a flooding perspective and during high flooding on the Barrow River certain areas are closed to traffic which affect some businesses at Botley Lane Business Park” says Cllr Fitzpatrick.

“The area affected would certainly benefit from the proposed works”

“I will continue to make representation to Offaly county council to
ensure this work will commence in March 2020 and be completed as soon as possible.”

This scheme was announced last year by Minister Charlie Flanagan under the new flood risk management plans.

A total of €257m has been committed for these schemes, while overall, the Government has provided €1 billion for investment in flood risk management measures over the coming decade.

Mountmellick, Portarlington and Clonaslee were all included in the first tranche of funding which will see 50 new countrywide flood relief schemes proceeding to detailed design and construction.

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