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Mango Bay beachworks closure

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Mango Bay beachworks closure

I have just read on Mango Bay Facebook page that they will be closing down from 15th to 30th September due to excessive beach works next to the hotel. They say the works will be commencing on August 6th until October 21. I'm sure there is someone out there who can copy and paste the link!

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Is this the link you wanted?

The Fluidizer and Associated Works

Execution Dates - August 5th 2014 to October 21st 2014

There is the potential for turbid plumes (discoloration) in the near shore and turbidity barriers if necessary. This will be particularly prevalent during the commissioning stage when the fluidizer will be used to empty the brackish water in the Holetown Lagoon into the near shore.

Access Road

The route to the fluidizer is down access E from highway 1 and then across the beach front adjoining Discovery Bay. This route must be prepared for construction equipment. The Caribbean Cot Revetment will be disassembled and the armor stones stockpiled on location. Marl material will be used to establish a road along the beach to the fluidizer. Once the work is completed at and around the fluidizer the road will be removed and Caribbean Cot Revetment will be repacked.

On site expectations:

The removal and reinstatement of the revetment will involve crashing noises and excavators. Similar noise is expected as loads of granular material are dumped and spread to establish the marl road. This will involve dump trucks and excavator and a bulldozer. The removal of the marl road at the end of the

©Barriteau-Foster 2013

work will be characterized by similar noises as marl is dropped into trucks and the revetment is repacked.

Beach Closure

The National Conservation Commission reserves the right to instate a beach closure. It is likely that this will be pursued in the interest of public safety. If the closure is implemented as it was last year, it will prohibit public access to the beach area along Discovery Bay and require pedestrians to divert through Second Street in the South or Access E in the north. The beach closure is advantageous in scenarios where materials and equipment occupying the beach create a risk of injury to the public.

On-site expectations:

Beach closure is accompanied barricades and signs demarcating the restricted area.

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The groyne is located at the north western corner of the Mango Bay estate. The structure is presently incomplete and will require the construction of a concrete staircase to facilitate lateral access. Some alterations to the armor stone comprising the structure is likely.

On site Expectations:

There will be an excavator operating in the area. Crashing noises are expected as stone is removed and replaced to allow placement of the stairs. There is the potential for turbid plumes (discoloration) in the near shore and turbidity barriers if necessary. Drills power saws hammers and other hand tools will be used and heard in the area.

Fluidizer

There are multiple tasks outstanding at the fluidizer. Stone protection around the pump house will be completed - in-situ material will be excavated and removed from site to facilitate the packing of armor stones. Precast beams will be delivered to the beach front and lifted into place. Connections between the elements and the existing structure will be grouted and sealed. Additional protection is required for the submerged intake pipe that currently terminates at SR3 in the near shore.

A suite of electrical and mechanical components and equipment will be installed in in the pump room. This will involve the digging of a trench in the footpath used by the James Town Park residents on the southern boundary of Discovery Bay. The power conduit will be laid below surface level and the pathway re-instated. Fluidizer pipes will be installed in beams of the Fluidizer structure itself. Once the fluidizer is fully assembled it will be commissioned. Commissioning involves multiple tests and the breaching of the Holetown Lagoon.

©Barriteau-Foster 2013

On site Expectations:

There will be excavator’s dump trucks, flatbed trucks and a bulldozer operating in the area. A barge is also expected to be deployed in the near shore to work on the intake pipe. Crashing noises are expected as unsuitable material is placed in trucks to be removed and armor stone is delivered. Significant rock packing will take place. This involves constant banging to ensure the rocks are locked in their matrix. Drills, power saws, hammers, concrete mixers and other tools will be used and heard in the area.

Caribbean Cot Staircase

The staircase at Caribbean Cot is structurally compromised. It will be demolished and removed. A new staircase will be erected in its place. The new stairs will be formed up and cast in position.

On site expectations:

There will be loud noises associated breaking up the existing concrete and loading the remnants onto trucks. The forming up and casting of the stairway will involve the noise caused by drills, saws, hammers and other hand tools. Use of the staircase to access the beach will be temporarily disrupted.

The HWIP project is a short term inconvenience which will provide long term benefit to all stakeholders. The construction team is making every effort to minimize this inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.

Cabral Barriteau-Foster

Project Engineer (Ag)

Cell #: 1-246-256-3179

cbarriteau-foster@coastal.gov.bb

Holetown Water Improvements Project

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2. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

This is the link to their notice on Facebook :

Dear Valued Guest, we would like to update you on the Holetown Beach Beautification project.

We have just been notified by the Government of Barbados that they will commence the final phase of a beach restoration project in the Mango Bay area during the period of August 6 - October 21, 2014. During this time there will be heavy equipment visible within the bay area and guests may experience noise depending on what tasks are being carried out. We have been advised that the most intrusive part for our guests will be in mid-September when they will move near to and within the creek area next to Mango Bay, and as such we have decided to close the property from September 15 - 30.

Even though heavy equipment will be visible, we have been assured that our guests will still be able to use the beach in front of Mango Bay. However, there will be times when there will be limited and sometimes no access to the beach north of Mango Bay going towards Folkestone Park. We will monitor the situation closely and if it becomes necessary we will offer an alternative beach option on select days for those guests who wish to move away from the work. Lunch, drinks and watersports as per our all-inclusive package will be provided. We at Mango Bay will do everything possible to minimize inconvenience and disruption to our guests.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We are very much looking forward to the work being complete and to be able to continue to offer our guests a beautiful enhanced beach and bay. We are confident that guests will still be able to enjoy Mango Bay and its facilities this summer and we are all very excited to see and experience the new beach when this project is completed. We do sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this and thank you for choosing Mango Bay for your stay in Barbados. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the resort at 246-432-1384 or by email at reservations@mangobaybarbados.com.

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3. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

That's what I meant, thanks Babiface!

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4. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

In my opinion I think that they are doing the right thing in closing and maybe should close for even longer.

Can you imagine paying all that money for a luxury holiday and arriving to all of that !!

Edited: 11 June 2014, 18:20
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5. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

At least at the end the occasional problem of the 'lagoon' breaching will be dealt with.

Good to hear Mango Bay being proactive about it.

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6. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

This is also to help control the flooding that occurs periodically in Holetown (mainly due to the rain run off down the hill from St Thomas, of which a great deal of the excess used to be absorbed by the flood plain, where the Lime Grove Mall now stands)

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7. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

Thank goodness ! I knew Mango Bay was closing in September, but it certainly wasn't my place to say so on a forum before they officially announced it.

In actual fact, the work this year will impact MB in a tiny way compared with last year when they actually SHOULD have closed , but never mind, better late than never !

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8. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

We have a 10night holiday booked at Mango Bay from 13th October. We booked the holiday before we knew there was going to be more beach restoration works (we saw some of the work last June when we were in Barbados and ventured up the island from our hotel)

I am extremely nervous about how the work will impact our holiday.

would anyone recommend trying to change hotels?

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9. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

The worst of it should be well over - due to end completely on Oct 21st - so last week will be spent "tidying up" the rock roads - removing the machinery etc. - with any luck shouldn';t be too bad!

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10. Re: Mango Bay beachworks closure

I agree with ASO, the work is due to finish shortly after you arrive and I should think there will be very little left to do by the 13th /14th October. As it is, I repeat, it will not impact on Mango Bay as all vehicles necessary will be using the road they will construct in front of Discovery Bay, and I would imagine, by that time, they will be clearing the "road" away .if it hasn't already been done.

Please don't worry !