Cormac says repairs to the Bude Canal Sea Wall will soon be underway, and a section of the path, at the seaward end of the lower walkway will need to be closed for a short period.
After many years of spring tides and coastal waves causing flood damage, part of the path has become eroded, unstable and very uneven. Cormac have been in close consultation for some time with a local historic group, as well as Cornwall Council’s historic advisor, to devise a solution that will both repair, and protect the wall whilst avoiding damage to the remaining historic tram rails.
Various design options have been considered that will provide substantial protection to the wall against further erosion, as well as a suitable and safe surface for pedestrians. The final solution is to construct a section of mass concrete slab over the width of the path, first covering the historic features with a granular material to protect and preserve them for the future.
Commencing on 21st June, the repairs are expected to take in the region of five weeks. Every effort will be made to reopen section as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that concrete pouring does require specific conditions, as well as adequate curing time. There will also be times when they will need to restrict access to the upper walkway, whilst we receive the concrete deliveries.
Cormac says: we do understand that all of this will cause some short term inconvenience to those wanting to use the path and are every grateful to everyone for their patience. Please feel to come back us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or concerns.