by Patricia Hewitt
The main road between Port Gaverne and Port Isaac re opened yesterday after the repairs to the carriageway were completed by teams from CORMAC Solutions Ltd.
A length of wall approximately 10m long and 3m high opposite The Beach House was destroyed by the storms in February, with damage caused to more than half of the width of the road.
The storms also caused significant damage to the sea wall and to the water main.
Following repairs to the water main carried out by South West Water at the end of last week, a structures maintenance team from CORMAC have now replaced the wall with a new concrete structure which is faced with the original stone salvaged from the beach.
A new parapet has also been built to match the original parapet in style and shape. The road has also been re instated, enabling it to be re opened to traffic.
The steps, which were also destroyed in the storms, are now being rebuilt, with works expected to be completed by the end of next week.
The costs of rebuilding the wall and re instating the road are estimated at around £60,000.
Local Cornwall Councillor Andy Penny has welcomed the re opening of the road.
He said: “ I am delighted with the fantastic job Cormac have done rebuilding our road & sea wall at Port Gaverne.”
“It’s been tough for residents & businesses over the last couple of months but great to see the road open in time for the Easter holidays”.