Fri, 10/14/2022 - 11:24

This week, the restoration works of the Daugavgrīva shore reinforcement or the BKRR dam have been completed, and thus pedestrian movement along it has also been renewed.

As a result of the work carried out on the order of the Freeport of Riga Authority, another almost hundred-meter-long section of the coastline damaged by storms was reinforced this summer with boulders and piles of granite stones, thus continuing the process of repairing the hydro-technical structure, which was started in 2020.

Currently, a total of 300 meters of reinforcement structure have been completely restored, and it is planned that the work on reinforcing the BKRR dam towards the Rietumu Mols will be continued next year as well. The repair works were carried out in two stages, the first – on the 60 meters long section and the second – on the 35 meters long one, by dismantling the old, damaged reinforced concrete fragments and fencing, then establishing a new coast reinforcement base with rockfill.

As part of the works, a new fence was also installed in a 170 m long section as well as a gabion retaining wall, which separates the shore reinforcement from the ramp for pedestrians. The adjacent territory is also improved, providing for safe and comfortable movement of pedestrians and cyclists.

As it was mentioned before, due to winter's storms and rising sea levels, part of the old structures of the Daugavgrīva shore reinforcement could not withstand the load and collapsed. During the technical survey of the territory, it was detected that the concrete slabs in the damaged section of the shore reinforcement, which consists of a sand embankment and a reinforced concrete slab superstructure, have almost completely collapsed; in some sections concrete slabs are missing, while a large part of the sand embankment has been washed away.

The restoration works of the Daugavgrīva shore reinforcement was provided by the SIA “ASFALTBŪVE,” which has been selected in the framework of the open procurement procedure. The repair works have been completed two weeks ahead of schedule.

The BKRR dam was built as a shore reinforcement structure in 1997 with the aim to protect the shoreline from erosion.

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Liene Ozola
  • liene.ozola [at], +371 670 308 53
  • Freeport of Riga Authority
  • 12 Kalpaka blvd, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010