MORRISON Construction has landed a £6.2 million contract to deliver works for the final phase of the Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection Scheme.
Part of a wider scheme by the Highlands Council, Morrison said the project will protect 129 properties from ‘once-in-200-years’ flood events.
Severe flood events have previously resulted in damage to both roads and properties.
The works will be delivered by an Inverness-based Morrison team, with most tipped to be complete by summer 2019. Tasks will include upgrading infrastructure with a culvert replacement scheme and the creation of flood storage areas.
Jim Steele, Morrison Construction managing director of infrastructure Scotland said, “We look forward to continuing our working relationship with the Highlands Council and delivering these vital flood defences that will safeguard homes in the Smithton and Culloden communities. ‘We live in the communities that we work in. Our engagement with local stakeholders will continue throughout construction ensuring this project has a lasting positive impact.”