Construction of a new scheme to improve flood protection for more than 660 properties in South East Wales is set to begin in the autumn.
Natural Resources Wales has awarded the £10 million construction contract for the flood scheme in Crindau, Newport, to Galliford Try.
The proposed scheme will extend along the banks of the River Usk and Crindau Pill, a tributary of the Usk, between the M4 motorway and the mainline railway.
The contractor has to meet several planning conditions before it can start work on the ground.
Work will begin with the contractor installing sheet piling north of the Lyne Road bridge and building earth embankments and flood walls south of the bridge.
The main compound will be next door to Harold John Ltd on Adelaide Street.
The scheme will also improve the local environment and create a new amenity area.