Coastal works are being carried out on some failed sections of the revetment near the Broadmarsh Coastal Park in Havant. Storms over the winter of 2015/16, and further storms in the spring of 2016 caused damage to the concrete, and repairs are now being undertaken to ensure that the defence remains operational.
The revetment was originally constructed to protect reclaimed land behind. Several failures have occurred over the past year due to persistent storms, aggressive wave action and surface water putting pressure on the revetment.
The failures could risk exposing landfill and potentially pollute Langstone Harbour. Maintenance is important to reduce the Health & Safety risk to those using the coastal footpath, which has become unstable in some locations.
There are several main objectives to carrying out these works. These are:
- Removing the health and safety risk to the public
- Maximising the residual life of the structure
- Preventing pollution to Langstone Harbour
Avon Construction Ltd have been appointed by Havant Borough Council to carry out the works. These began on 22nd August 2016 and are scheduled to finish in mid September 2016. We will aim to keep the footpath open, as far as possible, during the works – however if it becomes too much of a health and safety risk we may have to close the footpath for a short time. A diversion will be put in place if this were to happen. The path will reopen as soon as possible.
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