In the aftermath of severe flooding in the Waterways Estate in Sallins (November 2009), PUNCH Consulting Engineers were commissioned to provide engineering and PSDP services in relation to emergency works and also the development of permanent flood alleviation works.
The main stakeholders involved in the project included Kildare County Council, Irish Rail, Waterways Ireland, Office of Public Works and the Eastern Region Fisheries Board.
Phase 1 of the project included a new culvert under Kerdiffstown Road, together with a new outfall in the canal.
Phase 2 includes upgrade the railway culvert and upstream works. The HECRAS Model created for the watercourse and proposed new features was based on topographical survey, supplemented with a detailed site inspection by the designers.
The financial benefits accruing to the Scheme were assessed by reference to “Benefits of Flood and Coastal Risk Management - Click for more information.
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