Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Prevention Measures
145. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason the flood defence works on the quays, Athlone have stalled; when works will recommence; and the date for completion of same. [53680/19]
Westmeath County Council (WCC)is is advancing works to deal with the flooding issues in Athlone with WCC as the Contracting Authority and OPW funding the costs of flood relief works for the town in addition to undertaking the construction works.
The flood defence works on the Quay are ongoing and excellent progress is being made. This week 15 meters of flood defence walls were poured and four masonry planter boxes were also constructed. The completion of the works at the Quay is scheduled for the second half of 2020.