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Repairs to begin on storm-battered slipway

Repairs to begin on storm-battered slipway

Friday 23 April 2021

Repairs to begin on storm-battered slipway

Much-needed repairs will be commencing next week on the damaged Le Douit du Moulin slipway at Rocquaine.

This comes after a section of the slipway suffered significant damage during winter storms towards the end of last year.

At the time, urgent remedial repairs were carried out to prevent against further damage that could undermine the structural integrity of the slipway.

More lasting repairs will begin next week, with Agriculture, Countryside & Land Management Services saying the slipway will be rebuilt in cast concrete.

"This will match the larger, pre-existing concrete repair (dating from damage sustained in the 1960s) at the top of the slipway where it meets the coast road," said a spokesperson.


Pictured: This winter was not the first that the storm-damaged slipway has had to be patched up, with the States saying back in March 2019 that more long term repairs were likely to be needed in the future. 

"The new concrete repairs to the walking/driving surface area and the sloping sides will be adjacent to this earlier concrete section, which has only required relatively minor repairs to maintain since its installation."

Cast concrete was deemed to be "the most economical and practical solution" at a cost of £65,000, the alternative being a full masonry repair to reinstate the original granite, which would require an additional £95,000.

The works are expected to last around four weeks, weather permitting, which ACLMS says is a third of the time a full masonry repair would require.

ACLMS say there is "no expected requirement" for traffic management or road closures on Route du Grand Port. 

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