Prom to close for resurfacing work

Part of the 'Wave Reflection Wall' in Morecambe.
Part of the 'Wave Reflection Wall' in Morecambe.

Final touches to the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall are due to start on Tuesday April 18.

Work to replace the wall between Lord Street and Happy Mount Park is now largely complete, with the last stage of phase one being to resurface this stretch of the promenade.

More than 800 tonnes of new tarmac will be poured along the 1.1 mile stretch of promenade, along with a 750 tonne base layer to provide a firm foundation.

Although three weeks has been set aside to lay the tarmac, the work is weather dependent and timescales could therefore change depending on the conditions.

As a result the entire stretch of promenade will be closed from April 18, with signed diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists, so the work can take place. as and when the weather allows.

Following the laying of the surfacing, new seating will be installed. Work is also starting soon to replace the old play area opposite the town hall.