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Dredging in Peel Marina to resume in late February

44,000 tonnes of silt to be removed

A major dredging operation, to remove more than 40,000 tonnes of silt from Peel Marina, is to start up again later this month.

The Department of Infrastructure says it's due to the construction sector being able to fully return to work after the circuit break lockdown.

Dredging works came to a halt at the end of last year after 16,000 tonnes of the material was removed during 2020.

The silt will be transported in trailers, 450 metres up the road, to a temporary drainage pool in a field just beyond the power station - a job that involves 30 return journeys a day.

A road closure will be in place to cover the path the trailers will take from the boat yard on East Quay to the former steam railway line heritage trail.

Drivers and pedestrians can pass through the area however traffic management will be in place.

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