Highlands & Islands

Work starts on Inverness River Ness flood defence scheme

The first phase of construction of the River Ness flood defence scheme has begun.

Last month Morgan Sindall was awarded the £8.5m contract for the 18 months of work. It involves a stretch of river between the Ness and Friar bridges.

Phase two of the project involves building flood protection from Friar Bridge to Inverness harbour.

This work will start in the new year and the overall scheme is to be completed by spring 2015.

Designed to protect 800 homes and 200 business premises, the flood walls form part of a wider scheme of defences for the city.

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