Environment Agency completes repairs to Felixstowe Ferry sea defences
- Credit: The Environment Agency
Environment Agency contractors have completed repairs to the sea defences in front of the golf course at Felixstowe Ferry.
These repairs were necessary after inspectors noticed spaces forming behind the rock revetments.
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We know the devastating impact that flooding can have, which is why protecting people and communities is our top priority. Following last winter’s storms, the Environment Agency has been working to repair defences across the country. We’re ready to act wherever it is needed.
“On a routine inspection of flood defences, our officers discovered large voids were forming behind the rock revetment at Felixstowe Ferry."
“Bags of rocks were used to fill the majority of the gaps and the reminder was filled with concrete. We used low carbon concrete, saving an estimated three tonnes of carbon emissions on cement productions (equivalent to driving 9,639 miles in a diesel car).
“This work aimed to stabilise the coastal flood defence ahead of the winter’s flood season and ensure public safety on the footpath.”
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