As part of ecological constraints identification, electrofishing surveys on the Mealagh, Alley and Scart Rivers will be commencing in September.
On Monday 11th Sept 2023, structural engineers for the project will carry out preliminary survey works on the Harbour Wall and the River Alley Culvert. These survey works will determine the condition of the Harbour Wall and River Alley Culvert, the results of which will ultimately feed into the optioneering process to select the final flood defence solution for Bantry.
In recent months, ground investigation works and ecological surveys have been undertaken as part of the scheme.
Cork County Council appointed Priority Geotechnical Ltd. in recent months to conduct site investigations for the scheme. Works commenced on 17 January 2023.
Surveying contractors, Murphy Geospatial, recently completed the first phase of detailed topographical surveys for the scheme.
Cork County Council, the OPW and members of the JBB-JBA project team met the local community at a Public Participation Day on 18 May 2022.
Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., in Bantry today (3 February 2022) welcomed the appointment of JB Barry and Partners Ltd. in joint venture with JBA Consulting Ltd. as engineering and environmental consultants to carry out the design of the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme.