Minister Kevin Boxer Moran was in Crossmolina this afternoon, to launch the public exhibition for the River Deel drainage scheme.
Crossmolina has a long history of flooding, with the most significant floods occurring in October 1989, December 2006 and again in December 2015.
Speaking in Crossmolina this afternoon, Minister Moran said the residents of the town have seen at first hand the devastation and loss that flooding can cause to people and their property and have waited too long for a flood relief scheme.
The proposed design for the Crossmolina scheme, which will see an investment of €13.5 million in the town and will provide flood protection for 116 properties, will be on public exhibition at the Town Hall until 22nd June.
Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to make submissions on the scheme before it moves to the next stage of the planning process.
Speaking with Midwest Radio, Minister Kevin Boxer Moran said it’s a special day for the people of Crossmolina.