Construction of the berm began Wednesday morning and is expected to be completed on Thursday.
The work is being done through Colchester County’s Flood Advisory Committee.
“We’re gonna tie in right from Main Street there, right at the sidewalk into the old McCully house,” committee chairman Ron Cavanaugh said. “We’re building it higher just to see if we can get a handle on some of this flooding that has been occurring,”
The work involves building up the lawn in front of the McCully house and running the berm alongside the house, parallel to Salmon River and around the back of the property to better direct floodwaters away from the residential area.
The Avon Street area was heavily affected during last September’s massive flooding in the region.
The project is similar to one completed earlier at the Holy Well Park.