Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams has today received confirmation from Louth County Council that its Operations Department will undertake works to dredge the culvert at the Ardee Road adjacent to the Mounthamilton housing development.
Gerry Adams said;
"I have been lobbying Louth County Council on behalf of the local Ardee Road residents since the storms of last January which caused major flooding in this area.
"I am delighted to have at last secured a commitment that this vital dredging work will be carried out before the end of the year and I commend Louth County Council for making this happen.
"In the longer term the CFRAM proposals should alleviate the ongoing flood risk in this low lying area, however these plans will not come to fruition for a number of years.
"In the meantime I have consistently urged the local authority to undertake any preventative works they can.
"In addition to the dredging of the culvert, which is scheduled to take place next week, Louth County Council have also committed to extending a 1200mm pipe to run from the Balmers Bog area out to the sea as an interim measure to improve the level of flood protection and this is expected to be constructed next year.
"I am hopeful that there will be no adverse weather in the meantime and that these families will not have the spectre of flooded homes hanging over them this year."