Donegal County Council has met with contractors to review plans to upgrade a Glenties housing estate.
The main contractor, OTL Construction Ltd, is now expected to start works at Clos Naomh Conaill, on July 13th next.
County Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig paid tribute to Deputy Thomas Pringle and local activist Liam Whyte for their work is helping to secure funding for the upgrades.
He said that Clos Naomh Conaill is one of the best housing estates in the county and the residents deserved better.
He claimed the council and some councillors ignored the people of the area for many years.
“It took us along with others to put pressure on the council to find the money that was needed to resolve the problem, that should never have occurred,” he said.
Councillor Anthony Molloy welcomed the news of a start date for the beginning of works at the Glenties estate.
He said Clos Naomh Conaill has been having ongoing problems with serious flooding over the last number of years with many homes on the estate facing regular danger of flooding during high-level rain periods and storms.
Speaking today Councillor Molloy said “I am delighted that this important project will commence on the 13th of July. It’s great news and a relief for all the local residents who I know have lived in fear of their homes being flooded for a number of years.
“I was delighted to work closely with them for the last 13 months to help push this forward to ensure works would be carried out. I must say a special thanks to former Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher who worked closely with me and the residents and was always available for meetings.”