Wednesday 18 November 2020
As part of the Energy & Infrastructure Team's continuing programme of coastal defence works, investigation works will be taking place on the Rocque Poisson seawall this month following damage earlier this year after a period of inclement weather.
In March 2020, stormy weather caused damage to an exposed section of the seawall south of the slipway at Route de la Rocque Poisson.
Urgent protection works to the sea wall were subsequently undertaken as essential works during 'lockdown'. These works consisted of the placement of rock armour to protect the seawall before the next spring tide.
This was an emergency measure designed to prevent further collapse of the wall, but it was understood at the time that there would be a need to undertake further works to restore this section of the wall.
Exploratory works will investigate the condition of the rear of the wall. In addition to providing a fuller understanding of the cause of the failure, this will help inform how best to reduce the risk of further damage through the winter period and to implement a long-term solution at the site.
The works are scheduled to run from the 23 November for an estimated 4 weeks and will require the road to be closed to traffic from the 24 November for the duration.
The Energy & Infrastructure Team apologises for any inconvenience during these essential works to this important piece of coastal defence.