Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed the commencement of a flood alleviation project for Sheelin Park.
Cllr. McGinley said: “Over a considerable period of time residents in parts of Sheelin Park have been experiencing flooding at times of heavy rain.
NI Water has examined this issue and accepted the need for some measures to be put in place to alleviate the difficulties being faced by residents.
The measures will involve the placing of a number of combined sewer and associated manholes on the Coshquin Road which should reduce the risk of localised flooding in the area.
The work will commence from this week and is due to last for 3 weeks with a break between 24th December and 9th January inclusive. The work will also involve the closure of Coshquin Road though vehicular access for residents will be maintained as much as possible.
Whilst there will be some inconvenience and disruption during the work period this is a much needed scheme for the residents in the area and I welcome NI Water’s intervention.”