Details of progress made and future work being carried out to ensure Exmouth's businesses and residents are protected from flooding
On the estuary side of Exmouth (Area A), earth raising works in the nature reserve are complete and the repairs to the revetment are nearly finished. Foundations for flood walls are ongoing, but due to issues with contaminated land this has taken a little longer than expected, however progress is being made installing the pre cast concrete flood defence wall at the top of the Royal Avenue. The small triangle car park will be reinstated once the new flood wall has been installed. To accommodate this work Royal Avenue traffic management will be in place with two-way traffic lights in operation, please note this will impact access to M&S and other businesses and for the next four weeks. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake this necessary work.
Work began two weeks ago with preparation for piling in Camperdown Creek (Area B). The removal of gabions at the Sea Cadets has also begun. We’re very sorry, but it has been necessary to close the play park in the interests of public safety, while asbestos is being removed – the park will remain closed for around six weeks.
We will start work along the Esplanade (Area C) starting by The Grove up to the Premier Inn in September, which will necessitate closing the busy sea front road for several months. The work will include construction of flood defence walls, floodgates, significant drainage improvements for water to drain back out to sea, as well as pointing repairs to the existing wall. Meanwhile strengthening works to the lower walkway are continuing and are due to be completed by the end of September.