Coalisland canal set for £15,000 revamp22, June 2011 | By: brendan64 | 2 Comments »
A section of Coalisland canal is set to undergo a £15,000 revamp under new construction plans.
The banks of the canal will be improved under the proposals with gravel work, 1.1-metre high railings and reclaimed lock gates running along the edge of the waterway.
The proposals seek to reconstruct to the end of the canal between the Maplebrook and Canal Quay housing estates. It would replace the wired fencing currently positioned around the end of the canal.
The project is believed to cost about £15,000 once development, materials, construction and landscaping are taken into consideration.
The end of Coalisland canal along the lineside as it looks now
It is understood the project has been developed by Ógras Youth Centre and Dungannon council, on consultation with the Coalisland canal group. The plans were sent to representatives of Coalisland canal following discussions with Dungannon council representatives.
The proposals will be subject to further consultation before a final decision is made.