Local News & Archive — January 10, 2017 at 9:30 am — Updated: January 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm

More work on East Rhyl flood defences


Library photo: Colin Carrington

Work has started on completing a new flood protection scheme for the East End of Rhyl.

Denbighshire County Council say a new storm water outfall pump will help protect around 130 properties on Garford Road hit by the floods of December 2013.

Construction on the outfall began on Monday – it will discharge floodwater from the new holding lagoon at the golf club and channel it out to sea during low tide under controlled conditions. Work has already taken place on preventing blockages to channels which direct floodwater away from the houses.

The third phase of the £1.1 million project, being carried out by KM Consturction, means the car park at Garford Road and the promenade between Splash Point and the path for the Lyons Holiday Park will be closed for around two months from next Monday (16th January). A pedestrians’ diversion along part of the A548 Coast Road will be set up.

Around 400 people were evacuated from their homes in east Rhyl in December 2013 after a storm tidal surge breached sea defences.

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