Well Creek – (Phase V Marmont Priory Corner to Thurlands Drove Junction, Upwell; Hall Bridge Road Junction to New Bridge, Upwell & Isle Bridge Outwell to Outwell Boat Basin)
The Commissioners intend to undertake the fifth phase of channel maintenance dredging works to remove siltation and sediment from Well Creek during January/February 2019. The exact timing will be dependent upon Norfolk County Highways’ acceptance of the necessary road traffic management plan and weather/river conditions during that time.
Should the Well Creek freeze over, a contingency for dredging operations to be curtailed for up to one week to allow for ‘fen skating’ will be in place.
The resultant dredgings will be transported away from site to Salter’s Lode, where they will be stored and left to dry sufficiently to be re-handled and re-used elsewhere in the Commissioners’ river system as bank raising material.
The proposed works will not necessitate a navigation closure of Well Creek, nor is it envisaged residential or business access will be affected by the proposed works. Please be assured we will endeavour to work as efficiently and effectively as conditions allow.
In order to keep adjacent residents and business owners fully informed, hand delivered notices will be posted prior to the works commencing.
Should you have any other queries relating to the proposed works, please contact Jonathan Fenn at the Commissioners’ offices.