Looe, Sandplace Road

CORMAC Solutions Ltd will be undertaking stabilisation works on behalf of Cornwall Council.

Works will take place to the embankment below St Martins Road in Looe which is located between two sections of previously completed works.

Sandplace Road is a section of the A387 at the base of the valley of East Looe, above the East Looe estuary and railway line. The road extends from the junction with St. Martin’s Road north alongside the A387.

A 65 metre section to the north of the junction with St Martins Road will be stabilised in order to prevent any further movement occurring. This will be done by installing a conventional ‘soil nailing, meshing and bolting’ support system. 

When will the works start?

Works started early in January 2017.The scheme is anticipated to be completed before the start of the Easter holidays.

Our teams will be working some weekends to ensure we meet the programme on time. This will also help us to maximise the daylight hours and avoid use of artificial lights and minimise the impact our works may have. 

In order to carry out the works, the road along Sandplace Road is closed to traffic and diversion routes will be in place. Access for pedestrians will be maintained throughout the construction period.

Once the works are completed, Sandplace Road will be fully re-opened.

For your own safety we trust you will work with us on the project, and take particular note of the diversionary routes and any revised road and footway layouts and follow the signs as directed. 

Full details of the construction scheme and ongoing public information will be updated on this page as the project progresses. 

Project update | 3 March

Drilling and grouting operations have continued this week.  230 nails have now been drilled and netting has commenced on the grouted sections of the slope.  A small additional area has been identified which requires soil nailing and netting.  Drilling of this additional area has started and is expected to be completed early next week.   

Project update | 17 February

Drilling operations have continued this week.  A further 21 nails have been drilled this week making 176 nails drilled in total (74% complete).  150 of these have now been grouted. Testing has been delayed while a rig is sourced and will now commence next week.   

Project update | 10 February

Drilling operations have continued this week.  A further 29 nails have been drilled this week making 155 nail drilled in total (68% complete).  Testing is due to start next week with an ongoing testing programming to the completion of the project.   

Project update | 6 February

Drilling and grouting operations continued well last week and our works remain on schedule to be completed by Easter.  At the close of works on Friday 3 February we had drilled 126 nail positions (55% complete) of those 89 nails had been grouted in place (39% complete).

Once the nail grout has had attained the specified time to cure we will then start tests to confirm the performance of the nails. This is programmed to start the week commencing 6 February. 

Please be assured we are doing all we can to minimise the impact of our works and disruption to the local community and our works will be restricted to weekday working only. We are confident this will not have an effect on the overall programme of works.


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