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Victoria to relieve flooding in Ross on Wye

Contractors Morgan Est have begun work on creating a 385m tunnelling siphon, as part of a flood alleviation project, by lowering a 50 tonne boring machine into a shaft in Ross-on-Wye.

Bringing in the Lovat 101 boring machine, known as 'Victoria' on site, marks the start of an important phase in the scheme, which is hoped to significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

Morgan Est project manager, Ken Henderson said: "We have now reached an exciting stage in construction on the flood alleviation scheme. We are delighted to be assisting in the delivery of such an important project which will significantly improve flood defences in Ross-on-Wye when complete."

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