|Client:||Kildare County Council|
|Scope:||Stage (i) to (iii) including PSDP|
The culverts under the N7 were designed in accordance with Section 50 of the Arterial Drainage Act. However, throttles were placed on the culverts to limit flows to existing levels until a flood alleviation scheme could be implemented further downstream. Localised flooding of the N7 and a nearby house occurred during severe rainfall events and, in 2009, Kildare County Council commissioned JBB to assess the effect of moving the throttle on the culvert further downstream and to recommend local flood alleviation measures to protect the N7 from flooding. The culvert is located where the Slane River passes under the N7 at Castlewarden, Co. Kildare.
The scope of the overall study was as follows: