Project status: Under repair from 9 October 2017 Project zone: Central
Divers discovered the scour during a regular inspection of the seawall in August 2017. It is 16 metres long and varies in depth from 0.2m to 1.2m.
AT has brought in expert geotechnical engineers, who are familiar with the seawall, to develop a design for the repair work and to prevent further recurrence.
The engineers have confirmed there is no suggestion of any imminent failure of the seawall or any public safety risk.
The repair work has been given priority to prevent any further damage.
Work began on 9 October 2017 and is expected to be complete late first quarter 2018.
Initially, we thought the repairs wold take 6 to 10 weeks to complete, however, the underwater works are complex and we are ensuring enough time is taken to complete the repair safely.
Although work will run through the Christmas period, we anticipate that with current measures in place to relocate some ferry services, customers will be able to enjoy their holiday plans with minimal impact.