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Wigan Flood Alleviation (FAS) Phase 1&2.


20-10-11.P-A-D by Harry Cuncliffe.
Photo: Barrie.
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Item #: 32787
A superb montage by Harry of the recent completion of the Wigan Dam on a sunny day.It was December 2011 before I got to revisit the site. The photographs I took will be uploaded in due course.Does anyone know what the final cost of the project was?. I cannot recall what the contract value was when the award was given in 2008.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th November 2020 at 20:09

Thanks for re-posting these photos Barrie I'd forgotten them, I've been looking at the P-a-D for the date given, some other interesting photos sent in on that month too.

According to the BBC on 19th November 2011 the cost was £12 million.

Comment by: Barrie. on 20th November 2020 at 16:00

Cyril, thanks for putting the link to the news item. I think the 4 years relate to the overall FAS scheme from Asda to Coppull Lane.including the overall cost. I know that the Dam project should have commenced soon after finishing the works at Darlington Street bridge (Phase 1c in 2008) but plans were held back due to some objection. Still the works seem to be doing its job although I see some area by Asda floods. When I visited the area last year, I was dismayed at the overgrown trees ,shrubs were encroaching over the river thus slowing the flow especially near Asda and the rail viaduct.
At least, future generations can see from this album section, the history of improvements to the River Douglas through Wigan.

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