project to halt corrosion
defences starts in Burnham
A five-week project to halt corrosion on part of
Burnham-On-Sea's sea defences is underway by the Environment Agency
The agency has cordoned off part of the Esplanade while it carries
out work to repair rusting sections of metal sheet piles either
side of The Pavilion.
investigations showed that the sea defences in this location need
improving," an Environment Agency spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"We are painting the sheet piles to prevent further corrosion
and carrying out other repairs to ensure the existing sea defences
continue to offer protection from flooding to Burnham-On-Sea."
firm Raymond Brown was awarded the contract for the work earlier
this year and is scheduled to complete the work during December.
A section of Burnham's Esplanade to the north of the Pavilion
has been closed while the work is underway.
"Inevitably, there will be some minor disruption to users
of the area around the Pavilion, but we will keep this to a minimum,"
the spokesman added.
Pictured: The rusting sheet piles that are being repaired
at the end of Burnham's sea defences