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Noisy airport construction work set to begin

The noisiest phase of construction — pile driving — will take place at the new airport terminal site from Thursday.

Workmen will be hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115ft within the footprint of the new terminal and passenger bridges, according to a press release from Skyport.

The process, described as essential for supporting the structure of the new terminal, will continue until October.

Piling work will take place between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Saturday. In addition, there will be preparatory work taking place every Sunday, 7am to 10pm, but this will not include steel pile driving, to prevent noise impacts as much as possible on Sundays.

This schedule is designed to ensure that the piling work is completed in as short of a time as possible, to minimise the impact on area residents and businesses, Skyport says.

The steel piles will be installed with two rigs, both using the hammer method.

Skyport stated: “There will be a significant noise and vibration impact on the surrounding area, with this expected to be the loudest phase of construction.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank the public for their patience as we build this important project.”

For further information, please call Skyport on 293-2470 or e-mail info@Skyport.bm.

To learn more about the new terminal, visit www.skyport.bm.

File photograph by Akil Simmons

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Published May 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm (Updated May 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm)

Noisy airport construction work set to begin

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