From The Herald Express
MAJOR work is due to re-start at Torquay's Rock Walk next week.
The work at Rock Walk and the Royal Terrace Gardens follows months of preparation throughout the summer.
On Monday contractors Obelisk will start building dry stone walls along Rock Walk.
Dawnus has been appointed as the main contractor for the major phase of the restoration works.
The company is now working on the designs for the engineering features of the cantilevered pathway, bridges and viewing platform.
Following an agreement on this work, the contractors are expected to start the building phase once the materials have been manufactured with a planned start date during the middle of November.
The pathway construction will include lighting and handrails which will be installed at the same time.
The Rock Walk pathway from Shedden Hill to Fleet Street will be re-surfaced and new street lighting will be installed as part of the Royal Terrace Gardens restoration works.
Work is expected to start in late October and will take four weeks.
Torbay Council is currently looking at decorative lighting designs for the Royal Terrace Gardens.
It is hoped this phase of work will be going out to tender before Christmas 2009.
An artist, Juliet Hayson, from London, has been appointed to create art and sculpture designs for the main lower pathway.
Deputy mayor and cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Chris Lewis, said: "This latest round of work marks a huge step forward in our plans to restore Rock Walk and protect its long-term future.
As it looks now, from Cliff Rd Livermead.
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