On 1 June 2017, work began on the renovation of the slopes at the top of the Kattesas in Nieuwpoort.
The work is necessary because the existing slopes have suffered considerable effects from weathering over the years.
Therefore, a new dam wall will be built at the top of the slopes. This work will be carried out on the land, meaning that there will temporarily be some obstacles to accessibility.
The pile-driving work will be carried out at the start of the construction industry holiday on 17 July 2017.
After the construction holiday, the contractor will phase out the existing slope and profile the new slope. The new slope will be created in reinforced concrete, finished with a print motif on the surface.
In addition to the renovation of the slopes at the top of the Kattesas, some restoration work will also be carried out on the protected monument.
The work will be carried out by Braet, a contractor from Nieuwpoort, at a cost of EUR 1.2 million. The time-frame for this work is 120 working days.