CONCERNS have been raised following the confirmation that Elgin’s £86 million flood scheme is more than five weeks behind schedule.
While it was pointed out during the local authority’s flood alleviation sub-committee this week that progress is "generally satisfactory", it was highlighted that certain elements of the works – which started in April 2011 –are behind schedule.
Alan Russell, the project scheme manager, confirmed that the project is running around five weeks behind the programme "and that has been the case for four or five months now".
"But it should not mean making any changes to the completion date and we should be able to catch up over the summer months," he said.
Elgin City South Councillor John Divers said he had some concerns that there had apparently been "no movement made" in making-up the time difference.
"It’s a concern for all of us, and our expenditure is well below where it should be at this stage," consultancy manager Dave Gowans admitted.
"That’s a big concern for all of the team and we are looking to address that."
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