Barrage in Katwijk does not fulfill the safety standards. A safe barrage is of great importance to Katwijk and large parts of the ‘Randstad’. That why a ‘Dike-in-Dune’ will be constructed to strengthen this weak spot. This solution is solid and sustainable: in case adjustments have to be made in fifty years, this will be possible without much interference.
Thanks to the new barrage the centre of Katwijk will be located ‘inside dikes’. This makes it possible to build a new underground parking garage, just behind the new dike. At the same time the broader row of dunes offers more space for nature and recreation. The whole area will be arranged again. With one intervention coast defense, more parking space and more nature- and recreational areas will be realized.
The works contain the supply of new sand, the construction of the ‘Dike-in-Dune’, the parking garage and the arrangement of the coastal strip. From April 1rst 2014 the beach will be accessible again, but there will still be construction works concerning the coastal strip arrangement and the parking garage. The project organization does everything it can to diminish the nuisance during the construction works.
The implementation starts at October 1rst 2013. The beach will be closed to recreation in between the south post of the rescue squad and the drainage canal. There are no construction works at the beach behind De Noordduinen. Therefore the beach will be accessible for recreation!!!
Do you want to know more about the coastal defense in Katwijk? Visit information center ‘de Waaier’ on the corner of the Boulevard and the Seinpoststraat. The information center will be open from 13.00 – 17.00 from Tuesday till Friday and from 10.00 – 17.00 on Saturdays.
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