A site visit today to see what is happening on the prom and to look at future work.
Basically, 100-metre sections of the prom will be closed and then re-opened one at a time over the next 18 months or so. This is phase 1 of a major project to replace the crumbling sea wall. At present, the short stretch east of the yacht club is closed Monday to Friday (so it’s open at weekends) and an alternative and securely cordoned-off route for cyclists and pedestrians is in place on the road. Cyclists have the choice between dismounting and walking for the 100 metres or cycling on the road, where advisory 20mph speed limits are in place. From today’s visit, it seems that cyclists are pretty evenly divided in their choice of the alternatives.
The contractors, Volker Stevin, are doing their best to work around the needs of prom-users and hoteliers, and their office is open to public enquiries on Fridays between 10.00 and 4.00 (with a break for lunch). Their site office is next to the yacht club.
Once all the work on the new wall is complete, the promenade will be completely resurfaced.