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Works begin on reinforcement of Carrot Bay shoreline

May 14th, 2022 | Tags: Carrot Bay Virgin Islands BVI sea defence
Works have commenced on the Carrot Bay Revetment Project to restore and reinforce the shoreline against any major changes that may be caused by natural elements. Photo: GIS
Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R9) said the project started on May 9, 2022, and on completion will protect the shoreline from events such as hurricanes which bring heavy wind and wave action. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R9) said the project started on May 9, 2022, and on completion will protect the shoreline from events such as hurricanes which bring heavy wind and wave action. Photo: VINO/File
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - Works have commenced on the Carrot Bay Revetment Project to restore and reinforce the shoreline against any major changes that may be caused by natural elements.

Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R9) said the project started on May 9, 2022, and on completion will protect the shoreline from events such as hurricanes which bring heavy wind and wave action, sea surges and ground seas.

“The ministry has long recognised critical areas in need of coastal protection within the Territory.  During the events of 2017, we saw the way floods and two category five hurricanes made the residents of Carrot Bay vulnerable where complete roadways were washed away.” 

“Therefore, this project serves as a proactive response to ensure that the residents of Carrot Bay, coastal sea defense is equipped to protect the people not only of Carrot Bay, but, motorist, pedestrians and visitors that traverse the area in the face of climate change and rising sea levels,” Honourable Rymer added.

Stage one ongoing 

Meanwhile, acting Director of the Public Works Department, Mr. Jeremy Hodge said the objective is to break the wave of the sea about 45 feet before coming onto the roadway.

“We want to take the wall out a little further so that the wave will break before it comes to shore. We have within our designs access points, where there will be stairs and a pathway for access to the ocean,” the acting Director Hodge said.

This first stage of the project is expected to last three months. This includes the placement of turbidity curtains; construction of 500 feet of revetment; and the construction of the gravity wall and backfilling.

Residents are encouraged to adhere to all warning signs, notices and guidelines given by traffic personnel and visit the Government’s social media pages for current updates on this project.  

 

11 Responses to “Works begin on reinforcement of Carrot Bay shoreline ”

  • Windy (14/05/2022, 13:04) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
    Good news power hunger showda did not stop this project
    • cannibals (14/05/2022, 13:30) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      VIP supporters turning on their own.
      • @cannibls (14/05/2022, 14:27) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Facts, all you gotta do is keep your mouth shut, look and listen. The bees is buzzing around looking for another bee nest to take them in.
    • Guest (14/05/2022, 15:42) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Explain how Sowande is power hungry?? You don't stop the game because the "Head Coach" was ejected.
  • WOW (14/05/2022, 13:29) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    The game continues after the head coach was ejected
  • great (14/05/2022, 13:33) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    I thought for sure that this project, Frenchman's bridge, and the big mansion the fat boy was building would all stop. Glad to see the West End coming back.
  • Well, Well, well (14/05/2022, 14:20) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fat Albert is not going to enjoy living in luxury around here these parts. How the heck a that foot bridge cause so much money to build?
  • Our people (14/05/2022, 14:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here is a positive response to an age-old problem and yet we're talking about being piwer hungry, turning on self and head coach.
    For once Can we complement and encourage such efforts at a time like this.
  • wondering (14/05/2022, 14:54) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Yeah, what about the money, cost and over runs? Who is doing the project, 70 hand picked non professionals?? Why start this time of year?? And was this project put to tender? Hmmmm?? Looks like another vote getting Coach project with $$ for the few hand picked friends and family. I pray it does not backfire in a early storm. . . what a mess?
  • @Wondering (15/05/2022, 05:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It might seem counterintuitive to start this project now since we are about to start the hurricane season but summer is the best time to do this project because the seas are calmer here at this time of the year.
  • questions (15/05/2022, 09:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the design drawings? Have we seen them?
    We the people are supposed to be able to see and comment on such developments as part of the legally required Environmental Impact Assessment.
    Did oblivion consultation happen? If I missed it, my apologies. If it did not - why not?!
    How far is this wall going? How much live reef will it take away?
    Why just a ugly wall? Why not make a walkway/promenade so people can enjoy strolling along the sea front. Pedestrians, tourists, old people and children would enjoy it. Why you all never do stuff to enhance the quality of people’s lives and experiences in the BVI?
    It’s all just the same closed door, done-deal, friend contract nonsense that benefits a couple of friends!


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