PROGRESS on a £2 million Flood Alleviation Scheme for Ballymena has been welcomed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Deputy Mayor, Cllr Beth Adger MBE.
The scheme, in the Toome Road/Wakehurst Road area of the town, is expected to take 18 months to complete.
The project will help resolve historical internal and external ‘out of sewer’ flooding issues, and when complete will increase the capacity of the existing sewerage system.
Cllr Adger said: “I am delighted to see the progress this project has seen in recent months and I know local residents are extremely happy to see the work carried out.
“I have been campaigning for the past decade for the necessary improvements to be made to drainage in the area, which has been badly affected by flooding on several occasions.
“What was needed was a lasting solution to sort this problem once and for all.
“I have been on the ground during times of horrendous flooding on the Toome Road when it has been so bad residents have had to climb out of their windows to escape.
“This work is to be welcomed and will give residents much-needed peace of mind.”