Contractors working on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council are about to start work on the second phase of floodwall reconstruction at Wisbech which will help protect the town from rising water levels for years to come.
The existing river wall and cantilever road, which date from the 1930s, no longer meet modern engineering standards and the flood wall is considered to be too low for predicted future flood levels.
The work, costing £1.2 million, starts on January 23 and is expected to take around 23 weeks to complete. It will involve driving 15 metre steel piles into the river bed and construction of a new length of concrete flood wall, extending from a previous wall completed last year. Once the new concrete structure has been completed the entire flood wall will be faced with brickwork.
Local road closures will be in place, with northbound traffic diverted via the Old Market and southbound traffic re-directed along Churchill Road and the A47. Traffic marshals will be on hand during the closures to assist with parking and deliveries to local properties.Posted in Blog, Community, Roads and streets, Traffic and transport
Tags: Fenland, wisbech, Wisbech flood wall
Posted on 9 January 2012, by Cambridgeshire County Council.