Rebuilding a wall and reuniting a community
Work to rebuild a failing wall
in Emsworth is set to begin next month.
Costing £115,000, the work is due to begin from 10
April. Contributions of £60,000 from Havant Borough
Council and £55,000 from Hampshire County Council
(HCC) will see the long awaited wall rebuilt over a
nine week period. Preparation works to temporarily
lay gas lines to the effected houses by Southern Gas
Network (SGN) have now been completed.
Throughout the works temporary lights to control
traffic will be in place, with a four day closure
being expected between 8 – 11 May. This is to allow
a large crane to be placed on site.
Councillor David Guest, Cabinet Lead for Economy,
Planning and Development, said: “We are extremely
pleased this work can finally take place and allow
North Street to be restored. The wall, in North
Street, Emsworth, has been in such poor condition,
the footpath next to it has been closed and
effectively separated the north and south sides of
Emsworth town. The continued partnership working
between Havant Borough Council with HCC and SGN has
proves what we can do when we work together.”
The path is set to be re-opened in mid-June with
local firm Caroway Contractors Ltd undertaking the
majority of the work.
27th March 2017
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