A programme of work to protect Bournemouth’s coastline will begin on Monday 2 November.
Bournemouth Council’s beach management programme includes replacing and adding groyne defences, together with three separate beach replenishments over the next 17 years.
The start of the project will see the removal and replacement of ten timber groynes to the east of Boscombe Pier with work taking place around the low tidal hours into the Spring of 2016.
Over the coming months new timber will be transported along a signed haulage route on Boscombe East promenade and delivered to the site of the new groynes.
Anthony Kirby, Bournemouth’s Engineering Design Manager for the project said: “The new groynes will be constructed within designated working areas and whilst this will ensure that the promenade and beach will largely remain open, the public are asked to take extra care when using this section of the promenade for the presence of construction vehicles.”
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “These vital works are taking place not only to protect the coastline from future coastal erosion, but also to maintain the award winning beaches which attract millions of visitors and residents to the coast each year. The works also complement the Council’s Seafront Strategy – a long-term plan to develop a world class seafront.”