Work starts on £38m tidal barrier in Ipswich

The tidal barrier which will protect thousands of homes and businesses from the risk of flooding.

Work on the 38 million pound project in Ipswich started today and it is due to open in 2016.

The council says it will secure the future of the town, and encourage economic growth.

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Breaking ground marks start of Ipswich Tidal Barrier

The Mayor of Ipswich officially opened the Ipswich Tidal barrier this morning with a traditional breaking the ground ceremony. When finished the barrier will reduce the risk of flooding to 1,608 homes and 422 businesses.