Tramore embankment works underway

Works to repair Tramore's embankment, which was breached in several places during the storms of one year ago, are now underway.

Works to repair Tramore's embankment, which was breached in several places during the storms of one year ago, are now underway.

Works to repair the embankment/walkway parallel to Tramore Beach is underway, as the City & County Council set about remedying the damages caused by the storm of a year ago.

And with a section of the car park east of the (soon to open) Lifeguard Training Centre recently tarmacadamed, one of Tramore’s most frequented areas is taking on a greatly improved look.

“This particular block of buildings has become very popular with locals and visitors to Tramore alike,” according to Metropolitan District Mayor Lola O’Sullivan (FG), speaking to this newspaper in the Lifeguard Training Centre on Wednesday last.

“We’ve got some very popular cafes here, with lots of families visiting Tramore from Waterford city at weekends and, of course, the new Lifeguard Training Centre which will soon be officially opened, is going to be another big draw for us.

“This part of Tramore has had a new lease of life over the past couple of years, and when you take the fantastic Inclusion Park, literally up the road, into the equation, as if there weren’t enough good reasons to visit Tramore anyway, it’s great to have additional amenities and attractions in place for everyone to enjoy.”

Regarding the embankment works, Mayor O’Sullivan said: “It’s great to see the works proceeding. It’s not a straightforward job, not by any means, it’s something that’s going to take time but it’s certainly a job that has to be done and one that everyone who uses the area will be thankful for upon completion.

“The lower beach took a battering last year during the storms that hit the Waterford coastline; a lot of damage was done and it’s obviously important that the works to protect the embankment are carried out as sensitively as possible, and it’s pleasing to see that the works have begun.”

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