Long Curtain Moat Now Open to the Public

Emergency repairs have been completed at Long Curtain Moat in Old Portsmouth and the area has been re-opened for public use.

 Long Curtain Moat sustained significant damage during the winter storms of 2013/14, with a breach in the seawall occurring on 14th February 2014. A section of the seawall supporting the Millenium Walkway collapsed, leaving a large void beneath.

 In the interest of public safety, the area was closed off whilst emergency works were undertaken to repair the walkway and ensure protection to the moat behind.

 During the works, over 30m³ of concrete was placed in the void and a further 4.5m³ was placed within the Moat Outfall area. Grout was also injected into the remaining seawall face which ensured a similar failure did not occur elsewhere.

 The walkway was re-opened in time for Easter Weekend, following the completion of the works.

 The emergency repairs are a short-term solution and longer-term plans for Long Curtain Moat are being developed by the Partnership. We are also continuing to repair other areas around the coastline that have been damaged by the winter storms.

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