A major scheme to repair an important sea wall has been completed. The £1.1 million pound project to modify the sea wall and replace the promenade deck at St Helens Duver has been finished on time and within budget.
The wall had deteriorated over time and required significant improvements. In January 2012, a contract was awarded to local firm Imphouse to carry out repairs which began this April.
The works involved encasing the seawall in reinforced concrete and replacing the promenade deck, over most of the 650 metre frontage.
The works were carried out during the Spring to avoid the main peak summer season, and winter environmental constraints relating to the feeding activities of over-wintering birds.
Peter Hayward, Isle of Wight Council head of highways and transport said “The council took the decision to repair the seawall to ensure St Helens Duver was maintained for the next 50 years as it protects homes, businesses and important habitats.
“We have kept residents updated with the project, who have been very supportive of the scheme and understand the need for the maintenance.
“The repairs have been carried out to a very high standard and we are very pleased with the work.”
The new-look St Helens Duver will be officially opened at 3.30pm on Monday 30 July.
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