Newbridge Hill, Gunnislake
Update 6th September 2019
The intention was to remove the concrete blocks and drill the lower rows of soil nails during a night-time road closure, which was booked giving the required three months’ notice. We consistently seek to minimise disruption caused by work we are undertaking and as the programme has progressed we have reassessed our methods and believe that it will be possible to remove the concrete blocks at night time using traffic lights and “long delay” warnings, rather than close the road. Then, using different machinery, drill the final rows during the day time under the existing traffic management arrangements.
This is likely to take place during the week commencing 16th September, once the soil nails and grout have been tested and verified for strength.
Later in 2018, a retaining wall became unstable on Newbridge Hill. Temporary stabilisation measures have been in place ever since, with one lane closed for safety reasons.
Work will start Monday 22 April and is anticipated to take approximately fifteen weeks, though adverse weather conditions can sometimes cause delays.
Rows of soil nails will be installed, up to ten metres in length, to reinforce and stabilise the slope. Due to the nature of the work, excavation and drilling is required, which can cause some noise. However, we will be working in the daytime, during normal working hours, and every effort will be made to keep disturbance to a minimum.
In order for these repairs to take place, Newbridge Hill will remain under single lane closure for the majority of the work. From Monday 3rd June, the road will need to be closed for up to two weeks, at night times, so that the concrete blocks can be removed and the bottom rows of soil nails installed. Pedestrian access will be maintained as far as possible.
We understand that this may cause disruption to those living in the vicinity and appreciate their patience and understanding while we carry out this essential work.
If you have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222, email us at email@example.com