Charity embankment needs to be redone
-Chief River Defence Officer
The entire Charity embankment will need to be redone to stave off further damage, according to Chief Sea and River Defence Officer Geoffrey Vaughn, who says the Public Works Ministry is currently conducting research to determine what will need to be done before heavy duty trucks are allowed to again use the road to the Charity Wharf.
In light of concerns by residents over the deteriorating river defences, heavy-duty trucks and equipment were from Monday prohibited from using the roadway to the wharf.
Vaughn said that the roadway itself had dropped so the area that is used to offload at the stelling will flood. “Heavy duty trucks in the area compound the issue. The total embankment has been affected,” he explained. Ministry engineers are now trying to determine the technical assessment that will be needed, he added, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.