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Work to begin on Rhos on Sea coastal defences


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Work to begin on Rhos on Sea coastal defences

Work will begin on Rhos on Sea’s coastal defences and promenade improvements from May, Conwy County Borough Council has announced.

The scheme involves building a new rock groyne and importing approximately 1 million tonnes of sand in front of the existing seawall to improve coastal defences. The West Promenade at Rhos on Sea will be widened to give space for improved pedestrian and cycling routes, play areas, seating and planting.

The first stage of the work, starting 10 May, will see contractors building the 1km pipe which will be used to deposit the new sand. This pipe will be built in lengths on the beach west of Colwyn Bay pier. A 250m area of the beach will be closed to the public for this work to be done safely.

Work on West Promenade (below Cayley Embankment) is expected to start by June with a road closure, and the whole scheme will take 12 months to complete. The Council will carry out further consultation on the final road layout and traffic flows.

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “These sea defences are vital to protect Rhos on Sea in the future. Our contractors are committed to keeping disruption for residents to a minimum and we’ll continue to share information on the planned work.”

Posted on 28/04/2022

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