Upcoming Wharf Closure

The public is advised that from 1 November 2014 finalisation of remedial works to some defective pavements at the wharf will commence, as part of the Wharf Improvements Project.

Engineers from Nicholas O ‘Dwyer  (Supervisory Engineering body on behalf of SHG) and from CAN France contractors will arrive on Island on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 to oversee the works subcontracted to local contractor John Isaac Construction.

These works will see the replacement and repairing of concrete slabs laid in 2011/12 (located in the Thompsons Crane area – mid-Wharf, sea-ward side) under the defects clause of the Jamestown Wharf Improvements Project Phase 1 contract. These remedial works are at no additional cost to SHG.

It is estimated that the works will take around 6 weeks to complete and during this period the wharf area will be closed to pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Controlled access to the wharf will be granted to emergency vehicles, fisherman, boat owners, yachting visitors and workers at the wharf.

All efforts will be made to reduce disruption to wharf operations during the 6 weeks of work.

The public are thanked in advance for their cooperation during this period.

Notes to Editors

Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers were contracted in 2008 to undertake a number of key tasks, which included designing and supervising the Main Works element of the Jamestown Wharf Improvements Project Phase 1.  CAN France was contracted to undertake the construction of these designs, and both contracts are funded from the 9th European Development Fund.

Initial works to replace and repair a number of the concrete slabs laid in 2011/12 began in April 2014.


21 October 2014


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