Delivery of rocks to protect Southsea’s flood barrier following storms on its way

The rocks which will be delivered to fill in the large hole in the sea defence wall in Southsea. PHOTO: Roger Grosvenor, of Southsea

The rocks which will be delivered to fill in the large hole in the sea defence wall in Southsea. PHOTO: Roger Grosvenor, of Southsea

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THE first load of heavy rocks to protect a section of Southsea’s flood barrier following a bout of bad weather are now on their way to the region.

The huge delivery was expected to be shipped up from Cornwall earlier this week, but poor weather in the south west caused delays.

They have travelled up to Shoreham Port and are currently being unloaded onto lorries before being brought down by road to Southsea.

More deliveries are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Work will then begin from Monday to create a wall of rocks on the beach side behind The Pyramids Centre to stop waves crashing over the top and getting into the foundations of the sea barrier.

Huge holes formed in the promenade and part of the sea defences over Christmas due to water in the foundations causing concrete to split and expand.

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