Repairs to Beach Road Sea Wall and Bikini Beach completed
By Mandisi Tyulu
26 May 2009
The beach road in Strand is once again open to the public as the storm-damaged sea wall and road that has been repaired.
On 29 and 30 August last year, a storm and high seas caused a section of the sea wall in Beach Road to collapse, damaging the road, footways and underground services behind the wall. This section was then closed for repairs.
Councillor Elizabeth Thompson, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads & Storm water, said I am very happy that we now have a wall that will not only withstand high tides, but also aesthetically enhances the area.”
This section of road is vulnerable, particularly during spring tides because it is so close to the high water mark, said Thompson.
In Gordon’s Bay adjacent Bikini Beach, sections of the retaining wall were washed away by the same storm.
This has also been repaired by the City’s Transport, Roads & Storm water Directorate. The total cost of the project is R5.55 million.