Drilling Holes Around Weymouth
9:45am 22nd September 2014
Civil engineers have started work drilling boreholes around Weymouth harbour to see how rising sea levels and tide changes may affect the town over the next century.
The work, which is being funded by the Environment Agency, is being carried out by Jacksion Hyder, working with contractor Geotechnics Ltd, and consists of drilling 21 holes more than 10 metres deep and the installation of groundwater monitoring instruments.
The work's expected to take about 6 weeks, with each borehole taking two or three days, weather permitting.
Some of the borehole locations may be on or close to the road and temporary traffic management may be required for both pedestrians and vehicles.