Flood Defence works to begin on Isca Road

A £600,000 flood scheme to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 49 houses and businesses in Caerleon gets underway later this month.

Over the next few months, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be improving the flood defences at Caerleon Road, New Road and Lulworth Road by building new flood walls and replacing parts of the existing flood walls and embankments.

A demountable flood defence, a temporary flood defence that can be put in place when needed, will be used on the B4596 as part of the scheme.

Construction work may cause some temporary traffic disruption to Caerleon Road, but NRW and their contractor Alun Griffiths are working with Newport City Council to minimise delays.

The public can keep updated on the project and road closures by checking NRW’s website when the work begins.

John Hogg, NRW’s Head of Operations for South East Wales, said:

“Flooding can cause severe damage to homes and is a distressing experience for people. The plans we have developed will reduce the flood risk for people living and travelling through this area.

“Part of our flood scheme design includes custom made demountable flood defences that will be used to cut off flood flow across Caerleon Road during periods of high tide.

“This innovative option will not only increase the level of flood protection in the area, but also minimise the visual and practical impact of our work.

“We’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption to homes and local businesses while we undertake these improvements, and we really appreciate their support and cooperation. We hope to have completed the works by early 2016.”

The scheme has been funded by Welsh Government.

For more information on the project, contact Abby Downing, Project Manager, Projects Delivery. 0300 065 4263 / abby.downing@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

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