Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (including Togher Culvert)
The Douglas Flood Relief Scheme (including Togher Culvert) consists of flood relief works in the townlands of Ardarrig, Ballybrack, Castletreasure, Douglas and Grange, and was granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála in November 2017.
The proposed work for each scheme area is outlined below:
The Douglas works contract includes works in five distinct geographical areas as follows: St. Patricks Mills, Douglas Community Park, Ravensdale, Ballybrack Woods, and upstream of Donnybrook Commercial Centre. The proposed works include the construction of new flood defence walls (reinforced concrete and precast elements), reconstruction of existing bridges, new reinforced concrete culverts, drainage and utility diversions, road regrading, hard and soft landscaping. This contract was carried out by McGinty & O’Shea Ltd. and substantial completion was granted in early March 2021.
The Togher works have been split into two contracts, the Togher Services Diversions Contract and the Togher Main Works Contract.
The Services Diversions Contract is an enabling works package along Togher Road to facilitate the future culvert under the road. This includes the diversion of a major 600mm diameter watermain, foul sewers, minor watermains, various telecoms and gas networks, as well as modifying the existing road drainage. This contract was carried out by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and was completed in August 2020.
The Togher Main Works Contract includes the construction of a new 675m long culvert, a new trash screen, overflow channel, retaining wall at the outlet and road drainage measures. In addition, this contract also includes some public realm enhancements along, and on approach to Togher Road, for which a separate Part 8 planning approval was granted by Cork City Council in March 2020.
- Construction of new flood defence walls (reinforced concrete and precast elements),
- Reconstruction of existing bridges, new reinforced concrete culverts, drainage and utility diversions, road regrading, hard and soft landscaping.
- Construction of a new 675m long culvert, a new trash screen, overflow channel, retaining wall at the outlet and road drainage measures.
- Public realm enhancements along and on approach to Togher Road.
Start: The Togher Main Works Contract commenced in June 2021.
Finish: The Togher Main Works Contract is expected to be completed in Q3 2022.
Further details of the scheme can be found on the OPW website using the following link: https://www.floodinfo.ie/frs/en/douglas/home/