Rock Stability Works Completed

The final phase of the work programme – building the buttress wall near Sundale to further secure the section of rock in the upper Jamestown area – was recently completed (see photos attached).

Undertaken by the masonry crew of the Roads Section, assisted by the Rock Guards, the final work phase included:

  • Completion of final block layers of the buttress wall
  • Reinstating rock fall netting
  • Clean up of area and removal of all construction related materials

Roads Manager, Deon Robbertse, said:

“I am very happy that this work is completed. Big thanks to all the guys that helped with this construction.”

Senior Engineering Geologist, Chad Douglas, added:

“That is an impressive job, great work from all involved!”

Notes to Editors

The Rock Guards, who carry out regular rock stability inspections, expressed concerns about a section of rock in the Upper Jamestown area on 21 June 2018. On 23 June, Senior Engineering Geologist, Chad Douglas, visited the Island to carry out an inspection of the area. His assessments indicated that there is no imminent risk of a rock fall and an appropriate work programme was put in place to further secure the area.

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28 June 2019


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