Rhos on Sea – Coastal Defence Project
About The Project
Work starts: 23 May 2022
Work finishes: Summer 2023
What is happening?
The coastal defences are being improved by importing approximately 1 million tonnes of sand to place in front of the existing seawall. This will protect the seawall and the properties and infrastructure behind it from the continued threat of the sea and accepted climate change levels.
The coastal works also include extending a number of outfalls down to the lower beach, and modifying a rock groyne next to Rhos Harbour. The finished groyne is higher and wider, and has a new arm added to create a fish tail design.
The scheme also includes improvements to the promenade, widening it to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists and upgrading the street furniture and lighting. We are adding play and recreation spaces, shelters, planters, public art and event spaces.
Will the road be closed?
Yes – during the construction work all traffic will be diverted up and over the top of the Cayley embankment.
How will this affect parking?
The parking spaces on this section of West Promenade will not be available during the work, as this road will closed.
Can pedestrians and cyclists still use the promenade?
Some sections of the promenade are closed off to allow the construction work to take place safely. We are minimising this disruption as far as safety allows, and have provided a safe diversion route.
There is a route for pedestrians and cyclists along the bottom of Cayley Embankment.
What’s happening with the kiosks?
We have demolished the existing kiosks, which will be replaced with modern facilities. Although replacing the kiosks are not withing our scope of works, we have installed the facilities that they will require.
|18 May 2022||Near Colwyn Bay pier: deliveries to site begin|
|23 May 2022||West Promenade: road closed in front of Cayley Embankment|
|May-June 2022||Beach west of Colwyn Bay pier: building the large sand pipe – areas of the beach will be closed to the public. West Promenade: site compound set up, work begins on promenade|
|Late June/early July 2022||Colwyn Bay pier to Rhos Harbour: start of importing sand onto beach – areas of the beach will be closed to the public|
|September 2022||Finish importing sand onto beach|
|Summer 2023||West Promenade: work finishes|
Why are you starting this work in the summer?
There are practical and environmental reasons for importing the sand over the summer, such as needing calm seas and avoiding the overwintering birds season.
You can find more information and the latest updates at:
- The Griffiths website: www.community.alungriffiths.co.uk
- The site compound notice board on West Promenade
- The Council website www.conwy.gov.uk/coastaldefence
If you would like to speak to someone about the construction work, please contact:
- Griffiths’ Public Liaison Officer Rich Foxhall
- Email email@example.com or call 0330 041 2185
- If you need more information about the project, please contact the Environment, Roads & Facilities Advice Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01492 575337.
We apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience while we carry out this work.
Contact the Site
Rich Foxhall is our Public Liaison Officer for the Rhos on Sea Coastal Defence Project and will deal with any enquiries you have during the construction phase of the project.
T: 03300 412 185*
*Calls to this number are charged at national call rates and included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles
If he is unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail including your name and number, he will return your call as soon as he can.
Frequently Asked Questions for both Design and Delivery can be found at Toneway Creech Castle Junction Upgrade – Travel Somerset.
These are not exhaustive and will be updated as the need arises through progress.