Storm repairs to cost £80,000

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WORK to rebuild the pier at Grève de Lecq which collapsed in last week’s storms is under way.

Infrastructure Department staff carrying out repairs to the damaged pier at at the western end of Grève de Lecq

Mick Johnson, a maintenance manager at the Infrastructure Department, said that the total bill to repair the Island’s sea defences following Storm Eleanor was expected to cost £80,000 and he envisaged the work would take about four weeks.

Crews have now begun repairing part of the pier at the western end of Grève de Lecq as well as a section of sea wall below West Park which were damaged in the bad weather.

Mr Johnson said: ‘The major one is at Grève de Lecq. After it fell away we put some rock armour in the void to stop it getting worse. We had to then wait for the large tides to stop before we began working on it. We have considered the needs of the boat owners and have maintained access to the far end of the pier. We have also pushed our work site back so there is now some parking at the car park near Colleen’s Café. We estimate that that part of the work will cost around £50,000.’

Mr Johnson also said that repairing a section of sea wall at West Park would cost around £30,000.

He added: ‘We have now recovered all the material which became dislodged and started to rebuild and reinforce the wall.

‘Money for the repairs will come out of the sea wall maintenance budget.’


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