Landslip repair to coastal road completed early

A road closure in a coastal village has been lifted after urgent repair work to a landslip was completed a week ahead of schedule.

The first landslip caused a crack across the road which was dug out and gabion baskets (metal cages) containing stones were installed

Work to tackle a second landslip at Stoupe Brow, Ravenscar, is now under way, but the road will remain open as a tarmac diversion has been laid around the working area.

The first landslip caused a crack across the road which was dug out and gabion baskets (metal cages) containing stones were installed over a 40-metre length to make it more stable. The road was then resurfaced and reopened on Friday. Residents had been using the disused railway line at either Fylingthorpe or Boggle Hole for access, 

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for highways, said: “We fully recognised the inconvenience caused to the households close to the landslips. We made every effort to carry out difficult reinstatement work as quickly as we possibly could.

“We have kept in touch with residents throughout the work and were very pleased to be able to reopen the road on Friday afternoon, seven days earlier than originally estimated. I thank residents for their patience and understanding.”

This story was published 4 February 2019