Quayfront repair plans mapped out
Plans for the replacement of wooden decking on Wexford quayfront for safety reasons were outlined to councillors at the monthly meeting of Wexford District Council.
A section extending to 300 linear metres between Wexford Bridge and Custom House Quay has been removed and is being replaced by a tarmacadam foundation which will then be overlaid with a resin-bonded stone chip surface.
A map of the area was presented to councillors while a sample section of the finished surface was available for them to view.
According to officials, the surface is similar to that in use in many outdoor urban centres in Ireland and abroad - it is weather resistant, visually appealling and suited to use by pedestrians of all levels of mobility.
The wooden decking which was installed as part of a €17 million quayfront extension in the late 1990's had deteriorated to the extent that it was distorted and damaged, leading to trips and falls by pedestrians.
The replacement work is part of a €200,000 project which will also include the installation of three new pedestrian crossings along the quay.