Leith protection work continues

Flood protection work continues in and near the Water of Leith, beside Montgomery Ave, in Dunedin...
Flood protection work continues in and near the Water of Leith, beside Montgomery Ave, in Dunedin. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.

Flood protection work continues in and near the Water of Leith, beside Montgomery Ave, in Dunedin.

Visible mid-stream is a cofferdam, used to protect some of the protection works. A sloping pedestrian pathway leading to the Montgomery Ave area can be seen in the upper part of the photograph, below the fence beside Montgomery Ave.

The work is part of the Otago Regional Council's flood-protection project. This latest phase includes all of Montgomery Ave and part of the western side of Leith St from Dundas St to the St David St footbridge.

Council engineering, hazards and science director Dr Gavin Palmer earlier said the latest work would include widening the existing Leith channel and constructing a walkway along Montgomery Ave, as well as providing public access to a beach downstream from the Dundas St bridge and further landscaping.

Council staff said the work was progressing well and was due to be completed by the middle of May.

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