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Next stage of harbour wall repairs to begin on Monday
12:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
THE next stage of work to repair the harbour wall in Weymouth will begin on Monday.
The work, which involves hammering steel tubing and sheets into the ground to form deep foundations, is expected to create noise disruption while it is carried out.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Councillor Gill Taylor, spokesperson for environment and sustainability, said: “We are really pleased that work to repair the harbour is progressing well and as planned.
“We are now moving to the next stage of the project and would like to make residents aware that there could potentially be a lot of noise during the piling stage of the works.
“The contractors Balfour Beatty and the staff from the borough council who are involved in this project will limit noise as much as possible. However, noise associated with this type of work is unavoidable and we would ask residents to bear with us during this phase.
“This has to be carried out to get the work done and it will be worth it in the long run as it will enable Condor Ferries to return to the borough.”
Piling work will be carried out until March from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm. Some work may take place outside of these hours due to tides.
Condor Ferries are set to return to Weymouth on July 17, when repairs are due to be completed. For more information visit www.dorsetforyou .com/harbourwallrepairs.