Well Creek – (Phase IV British Legion Footbridge – Isle Bridge, Outwell)
The fourth phase of the Well Creek dredging programme commenced during the second week of January 2018. It was necessary for the contractors long reach hydraulic excavator to work on four consecutive Sundays from the carriageway of the A1101 (Town Street) under traffic control to minimise traffic disruption along this length. Dredging works were undertaken during the weekdays from Lowside where bank side access was afforded. Approximately 3600m³ (6300 tonnes) of silt were removed from the river bed, along a length of approximately 760 metres. The resultant dredgings, approximately 525 loads, were transported to the receiving site by a fleet of five tractors/trailers. The silt will be left to dry out over the summer months, allowing it to be re-handled and used for bank raising material elsewhere within the Commissioners system in the future.