November 26, 2015
£46,000 project to resurface Burnham's South Esplanade underway

Work is underway this week to resurface part of Burnham-On-Sea's South Esplanade.

Sedgemoor District Council's contractors are laying a new black tarmac surface between the jetty and pilot hut building, replacing the former cracking surface.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told "Following on from the ‘patching’ repairs to The Esplanade at the end of the summer in 2014, permanent repair works started on Monday 23rd November to resurface part of The Esplanade between the Pilot Hut and Jetty Hut. The work is scheduled to last between 7-10 days, weather permitting."

"The repairs are necessary as the current surface is showing wear and tear. Crumbling tarmac will be replaced by standard-coloured tarmac."

The council added that new benches and bins are being installed at the same time, making a total project cost of £46,000. Appropriate barriers and signage are put in place for pedestrians.

"The works are being done now, rather than in the Spring, due to the earliness of the Easter holidays, which run from March 24th until April 11th," added Mrs Faun.

See also:
£46,000 revamp for seafront is unveiled as 'gold pavement' plan is axed
Council rethinks £200,000 golden pavement plan for Burnham seafront


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