A SECTION of road beside Dunbar’s East Beach will be closed for the rest of the summer.

Work resumed on improving the beach earlier this month after it was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The works, which also aim to protect neighbouring Lamer Street, come after several years of discussion.

Now, as part of the works, a section of the street from Woodbush to Stable Court will close from tomorrow (Tuesday) until the end of September.

Access to the two streets will be maintained, along with emergency access.

Sand on the beach had disappeared due to coastal erosion, with a solution to attempt to restore the beach to how it once looked finally agreed upon earlier this year.

Previously, consideration was given to importing sand from elsewhere but that was ruled out due to cost and the risk of it being washed away.

Now, work is being carried out to see the construction of a breakwater at the southern end of the beach, with the existing groyne refurbished.

Rock armour is also being created and will be put in place at the toe of the seawall.