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Major funding afforded to Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

RONAN FAGAN

As progressive works continue on the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme, further positive news emanated this week with local Minister of State, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran, confirming that Government support of €7m has been secured to advance a planned programme of relevant maintenance works.

Such works will include the removal of constrictions or ‘pinch points’ on the bed of the River Shannon at the Callows Region between Athlone and Meelick Weir to improve the conveyancing of the River Shannon.


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