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Autumn start for £10m Morecambe sea wall upgrade

Photo: David Hurst. High waves such as this one in February 2014 have damaged the Morecambe wave reflection wall.

Photo: David Hurst. High waves such as this one in February 2014 have damaged the Morecambe wave reflection wall.

A £10m restoration of Morecambe’s sea wall will begin this autumn.

The wave reflection wall will be rebuilt in three 18-month phases after suffering a battering in the recent storms.

The wall was installed in the 1980s and is now showing signs of cracking.

The first phase will restore the sea defences from Happy Mount Park to Lord Street, near Gala Bingo.

Subsequent phases will cover the stretch of seafront between the Midland Hotel and Oakley Road.

Funding came from the Environment Agency.

Andy Shore, NW Coastal Engineer for the Environment Agency, said: “The weather we have experienced across the country over recent years highlights how important it is for communities to be prepared for flooding. Work on the wave reflection wall will ensure homes and businesses continue to be protected for many years to come.”

 

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