River Ness Flood Scheme nears completion

MOVING closer towards the completion of Phase One of the River Ness Flood Scheme, Bank Street is to open fully on 29 May, with Huntly Street opening the following week on 5 June.

Work remaining to be done involves the installation of some special coping stones which are due for delivery on 25 May. The contractors, Morgan Sindall, have been tasked to see if there are any mechanisms available to allow completion to be brought forward.

Chair of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Thomas Prag said: "I would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience during the project. Everyone will welcome the completion of this phase of the flood scheme for many reasons and the end result will be worth the wait. I am sure everyone will agree that the riverside is already looking really good and it will be a really attractive place for people to spend time."

The Council is planning a special event at the end of June to celebrate the completion of the scheme and attract people into the city centre to view and experience the new look and feel of the river side. Businesses and residents will be consulted about what kind of celebrations they would like to see.

Phase 2 of the flood scheme which covers Friars Bridge to the Harbour is scheduled for completion in July.

20 May 2015
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