The works at Creekmoor will start on Tuesday 3 April and last for approximately 9 weeks. Working hours will take place from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday–Friday, however, there may be some working outside of these hours for activities that are affected by the tides. The works at Sterte will follow after Creekmoor is complete, for around the same amount of time. The work will be carried out on behalf of the council by Avon Construction Limited.
Public use of the footpath will be maintained throughout the works by using either minor diversions or temporary paths. Off-peak lane closures around the sites will be in place from 3 to 5 April and 9 April between 9.30am and 3.30pm to offload machinery and large deliveries. Dates for additional lane closures will be advertised on road signs.
Cllr Andy Garner-Watts, Ward Member for Poole Town, Borough of Poole, said: "Any future-proofing of flood defences in Poole is very welcome and the fact that the council has been able to secure funding to deliver these schemes is excellent news. Well done to everyone involved."
Cllr Andy Hadley, Ward Member for Poole Town, Borough of Poole, added: "We are increasingly seeing extreme weather events, and this proactive investment in protecting low lying areas is very welcome. It is also great that the chance to improve the walking/cycling link to Upton Country Park is being taken.”