Strand sea wall to receive emergency repairs.

An 80-metre section of the sea wall and pedestrian sidewalk along Beach Road in Strand is severely damaged due to ongoing erosion at the toe of the structure and persistent wave action.

In response the City Environmental Department in partnership with the Transport Directorate, have designed an interim gabion wall to be constructed along the length of the high risk section.

This is an interim measure only to protect the road, public transport and pedestrian walkway for the next three to four years until such time as the design and implementation of the second phase of the Strand sea wall is completed.

The work forming part of this project falls within the existing infrastructure footprint and environmental authorisation (EA) for the second phase of the Strand sea wall project.

Residents are advised:

  • The pedestrian sidewalk and parking bays between Haarlem and Culemborg Streets will be closed to the public for the duration of the construction work
  • The parking area at the corner of Haarlem Street and Beach Road will be closed for the duration of the construction period to accommodate the construction site camp
  • To lease refrain from accessing the beach between Haarlem and Culemborg Streets for their own safety

START DATE: 15 May 2020

PLANNED END DATE: August 2020

PROJECT STATUS: Set to begin

INVESTMENT: N/A

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Construction of a short-term, temporary gabion structure as interim measure to replace collapsed parts of the sea wall and to protect existing services;
  • Repair and realignment of existing stormwater kerb and channel;
  • Re-routing of existing services along the damaged section of the sea wall
  • Repair sidewalks, kerbs, and road surfacing