Emergency works to be carried out on Portrane Beach

by Gazette Reporter

Fingal County Council is set to carry out emergency coastal defence works in Portrane including the relocation of concrete Seabees at Burrow Beach.

The local authority plans to relocate 70 rock armour Seabees which were recently moved without authorisation causing damage to the dune system at Beach Lane.

In addition council engineers have undertaken a review of current survey data and assessed the current optimal position of the Seabees in order to continue to reduce and delay coastal erosion.

Given the changing alignment of the dunes, some of the Seabees will be relocated inland to maintain the original design.

The latest measures follow on from recent rock armour works completed at Quay Road.

During 2018 and 2019 and as an interim measure, 1km of Seabee concrete units were installed in an optimal position in two phases along Burrow Beach.

These Seabees were designed to reduce and delay coastal erosion and were put in place approximately 10m from the dune face until a feasible and effective long-term solution is implemented.

The remedial works will take approximately three weeks to complete.

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