UK: Boston Flood Defence Repairs Near End

The Environment Agency has completed most of the repairs to flood defences in Boston after they were damaged by December’s tidal surge.

More than £1-million has been spent restoring defences in the town to bring them back up to the standard they were before the flooding.

The Environment Agency did initial emergency works in December to reduce the risk of further flooding from high tides before starting the programme of repairs.

Completed repairs include using sheet piling and 3,000 tonnes of stone to fill in a breach in a flood bank at Slippery Gowt, rebuilding 10 metres of flood wall at Bath Gardens and strengthening a land-slip near Jakeman’s Yard with more than 800 tonnes of stone.

Repairs to flood walls on London Road and at Black Sluice Pumping Station are also nearly finished.

Work to rebuild one section of damaged flood wall between White Horse Lane and Pulvertoft Lane has been completed.

The remainder of the wall needs further repairs. These are expected to take until June.

Mark Robinson, Senior Coastal Advisor for the Environment Agency, said: “Our teams have worked tirelessly to repair flood defences and protect people and property in Boston from further flooding following the tidal surge. We’re pleased to be able to announce that these repairs are now almost complete and would like to thank people for their patience and support while we have carried out these vital works.”

Press Release, March 28, 2014

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