Elbow Beach access repair work begins – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: May 18, 2021 08:12

Repairs have begun on the public access to Elbow Beach after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Teddy last September (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Repairs to public access to a beach began yesterday as part of the government’s bid to boost the economy.

The Department of Public Works announced earlier this month that Smith Hauling & Excavating had been awarded a contract to repair hurricane damage to the Elbow Beach Steps in Paget.

It was one of nine contracts issued under the department’s $13.4 million stimulus package to help boost employment following the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Access to the public part of the beach suffered severe damage during Hurricane Teddy last September.

Lt Col David Burch, Minister of Public Works, said Elbow Beach was one of the projects listed under the stimulus package.

He added that the program would help improve neglected infrastructure and that there were several other projects to be assessed, including the fencing of highways, the removal of roadside vegetation and the landscaping of the waters section. worn out.

Repairs have begun on the public access to Elbow Beach after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Teddy last September (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Repairs have begun on the public access to Elbow Beach after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Teddy last September (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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