Wall repairs at Lympstone near completion

Wall repairs at LympstoneWall repairs at Lympstone

Posted on: 8 January 2016

Devon County Council is expecting to complete repairs to a section of the sea wall at Lympstone early next week.

The authority responded after high tides and rough seas over the festive break took their toll on the length of the old masonry wall on Sowden Lane, creating a hole the size of a small car.

The damage to the wall, which supports the highway, was reported to the County Council on 1st January and was assessed the same day by the on-call bridge inspector.

The area was fenced off and the site made safe and repairs got underway earlier this week.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “The timely response by our teams has helped prevent further damage to this retaining wall. We have ensured that the area has been made safe and I’m pleased to hear that the repairs should be completed next week.”

Councillor Bernard Hughes, local County Councillor for Exmouth Halsdon and Woodbury, also praised the Council for its swift response to his request for assistance. He said: “Such quick reaction prevented the closure of the highway and also ensured that the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail has remained open for all to enjoy.”

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