Portsmouth City Council has confirmed investigative work for the next stage of the Southsea Coastal Scheme will begin this week.
The investigation will take place on Southsea promenade to the east of South Parade Pier over the next eight weeks, ahead of work commencing on the £130m sea defence project.
“The new Southsea Coastal Scheme is still urgently needed to replace our outdated defences in Southsea and protect the area from the risk of flooding,” said council leader Steve Pitt.
“Although many projects will be affected by the current situation, it is important for us to move forward where possible and safe to do so. The nature of the ground investigation work allows for social distancing for staff and public and is crucial in order to progress with our new sea defences.”
The work will involve borehole rigs and dynamic probes in order to produce a detailed engineering schematic for the defences.