29 June 2017
Work to heighten the sea wall from the Gunsite to help combat flooding starts on Monday 3 July.
The Department for Infrastructure project will be undertaken in 50 metre sections and noise reduction hoarding will be used.
The working area will limit the space available for promenade users. Work will start near Le Perquage car park. Initially, during this first phase, cyclists and Le Petit Train will be diverted and travel through the car park, with pedestrians using the cycle path. This will mean increased caution will be required.
Le Perquage car park will be closed during this period.
The project will help combat the flooding that has occurred on several occasions when there have been storms and high spring tides in the area around the Gunsite and the bottom of Beaumont. The first phase will see 212 metres of sea wall heighted by 0.3 metre from Le Perquage car park to the Gunsite.
The wall construction will incorporate a curve on the sea side to deflect waves. This a common shape of sea wall found around the Island and is similar to sea wall construction throughout the world.
The project, lasting 14 weeks, is being undertaken at this time of the year as there is less risk of storms. Also in the summer working hours can be longer and the site is visible longer for safety reasons.