Public Works and Transport Minister Neko C. Grant, accompanied by Nicole Campbell, Under Secretary and George Hutchinson; Deputy Director inspected damage to the walkway at Long Wharf caused by recent waves crashing against the seawall.
Referring to the damage as “emergency works” Mr. Hutchinson said the Ministry’s first approach is to lift the ‘compromised’ sidewalk and excavate with the view of possibly replacing it or making some modification to prevent further undermining.
Said Mr. Hutchinson, “We are going to try to save the face and if we see that we cannot, the whole thing will have to be removed, redesigned, or modified. The depth of the excavation will be determined following an assessment of the drawings. We are having someone give us a price to lift the slab in order to do the estimation for an inspection.”