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Emergency work next week on sea wall

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EMERGENCY repair work to a section of the sea wall south of the slipway at Route de la Rocque Poisson, St Peter’s, is set to start on Monday.

Emergency repairs will be carried out to the sea wall at Rocque Poisson during next week’s neap tides to repair damage caused by winter storms and exceptional rainfall. The work is allowed under the emergency powers as the wall is considered to be critical national infrastructure. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 27746539)

A spokesman for Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services said a combination of winter storms and exceptional rainfall in recent weeks has caused some damage.

Extensive repairs were undertaken on the masonry wall in 2018 and there is no concern for other areas of it.

Urgent protection works to the sea wall have been approved as essential works under the current emergency powers as the sea wall is considered to be critical national infrastructure.

There is concern that if works are not carried out there may be a risk of damage to the adjacent road and to utility services during the next high tides.

Works to install boulder armour is scheduled to take place from Monday to Wednesday inclusive. The work has been planned so that it can be completed before the next sequence of spring tides, which begin on 7 April.

It will be undertaken by Geomarine and overseen by States engineers.

Correct social distancing and hygiene measures will be maintained by all personnel participating and efforts made to reduce movements of vehicles and personnel as far as is possible.

The public are advised that there will be frequent heavy vehicle movements along the coast road south of Route des Adams and the public car park opposite L’Eree Hotel will be closed between 9am and 4pm on working days.

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The coast road will be closed to through traffic between the junction of Route des Adams and Route du Coudre during the works.

The spokesman said the works were intended to provide protection/stabilisation to the wall during the coming tides and from future storm events but further work would be needed to restore this section of the wall following the damage that has been caused.

ACLMS apologised for the inconvenience to residents and the public during these essential works.

Nigel Baudains

By Nigel Baudains
News reporter

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