Wall under repair
THE crumbling retaining wall along Bishop’s Court Hill, St Michael, is finally being repaired.
Workmen from Island Equipment Ltd yesterday began the arduous task of taking out the soft stones.
The wall was highlighted by this newspaper earlier this year, after several people contacted the Ministry of Transport and Works to complain that stones had fallen on them as they were walking by the wall, which surrounds the official residence of the Anglican Bishop.
Back then Archdeacon Eric Lynch reported that it was going to cost the Anglican Church $200 000 to repair the wall.
Managing director of Island Equipment, Sean Williams, said four sections of the wall would be repaired.
“We are taking out all of the loose stones to create a wall footing, and then we will cast an in situ wall,” he stated.
He said the project was expected to take about two to three weeks, and asked motorists to follow the instructions of the workers on site. (MB)