Wexford County Council has commenced repairs to Wexford Town’s much-loved and well-used Quayfront amenity area.
In the mid-1990’s, an extensive area of decking was installed along Wexford’s quayfront as part of the Wexford Main Drainage Scheme. The exposed nature of the location has however given rise in recent years to significant deterioration of sections of the decking itself and the supporting timbers beneath. The effect of this deterioration has been to distort and damage the wooden decking walking surface resulting in a number of trip and fall incidents by members of the public.
In response, Wexford County Council has commenced the repair of a portion of the walkway worst affected, measuring some 300 linear metres and located between Wexford Bridge and Custom House Quay. The wooden decking and supporting timbers in this area are being removed, to be replaced with a tarmac base which will then be overlaid with a resin-bonded stone chip surface, making the area safe to use once again for the thousands of pedestrians who enjoy the amenity on a regular basis.
The new resin-bonded surface is similar to that currently in use in many outdoor urban centres in Ireland and abroad. It is weather resistant, visually appealing, and highly suited to use by pedestrians of all levels of mobility. It is also very suitable for use by wheelchairs, prams, buggies etc.
Timbers removed from the area will be recycled where possible, with those least damaged to be retained for use in repairing other sections of the boardwalk area.
Media Enquiries to the undersigned welcome
David Minogue, Head of Communications and Customer Services
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Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford Y35 WY93
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