Coast protection scheme - Work so far

For the whole project:

  • 61 vessels delivered 270,000 tonnes of rock from Norway
  • 349 trips were made to the offshore dredge site and 863,000m³ dredged and pumped to the foreshore

March to September 2015

Handrailing works and promenade improvements between Holland Gap and the radar mast were completed.

Phase 2 works between Fernwood Avenue and Clacton Pier started on 2 March which included:

  • Removal of old timber and concrete groynes
  • Dredged beach material "rainbowed" onto the beach to form platforms
  • Rock delivery
  • Construction of new groynes
  • Recharging the beaches between the new groynes via a pipeline
  • Reprofiling of the new beaches

The first three beaches and promenade from Clacton Pier to Groyne FT3 located below Vista Road were opened on 3 July, the next four beaches and
promenades, up to FT7 below Connaught Gardens East, were opened Tuesday 11 August and another three beaches to Groyne FT10 below Hazlemere Road on 19 August.  The remaining seafront and beaches were opened to the public on 25 September.

July 2014 to January 2015

Unloading rocksPhase 1 works took place between Holland Havan and Fernwood Avenue which included:

  • Removal of old timber and concrete groynes
  • Dredged beach material "rainbowed" onto the beach to form platforms
  • Rock delivery
  • Construction of new groynes
  • Recharging the beaches between the new groynes via a pipeline
  • Reprofiling of the new beaches

The new beaches were opened on Saturday 24 January 2015.

Example of rainbowing beach material

 

 

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Last updated on: 25/09/2015 - 10:23