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No completion date for Carrot Bay revetment project

No completion date for Carrot Bay revetment project

Efforts to complete the Carrot Bay revetment project remain ongoing, but Works Minister Kye Rymer was hesitant to offer a date for the project’s completion when he was asked for a projection recently.
The minister said: “Based on how things happen, sometimes there’s a delay with the material there, other issues with variations and so forth. So, I don’t want to give a completion date as yet but I can give updates as to the progress of the works.”

Work on the project began in May to restore and reinforce the shoreline against any major changes that may be caused by natural elements. On completion, Rymer said the work will protect the shoreline from events such as hurricanes which bring heavy wind and wave action, sea surges and ground seas.

“The ministry has long recognised critical areas in need of coastal protection within the territory. During the events of 2017, we saw the way floods and two category-five hurricanes made the residents of Carrot Bay vulnerable where complete roadways were washed away,” Rymer said.

“Therefore, this project serves as a proactive response to ensure that the residents of Carrot Bay, [and the] coastal sea defence is equipped to protect the people not only of Carrot Bay but motorists, pedestrians, and visitors that traverse the area in the face of climate change and rising sea levels,” he added.

Jeremy Hodge, the acting Director of the Public Works Department, previously said that the project’s objective is to break the wave of the sea at about 45 feet high to prevent it from coming onto the roadway.
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