October date for end of Workington river erosion work
Last updated at 10:07, Friday, 30 August 2013
A scheme to combat riverbank erosion on land alongside Northside Road in Workington should be completed by mid-October.
Cumbria County Council and contractor Connect Roads are funding a £500,000 project to strengthen a 110-yard stretch of the River Derwent’s bank between Northside Bridge and Navvies Bridge.
Machinery on site includes A 38-tonne excavator and a crawler crane.
About 3,000 tonnes of limestone – the equivalent weight of 200 double decker buses – will be placed up to six feet high along the bank to protect land between the river and the A596.
A council spokesman for the council said: “Much of the excavation, piling and temporary works are complete, despite difficult ground conditions being encountered.”
The 2009 floods altered the course of the river and the bank has been eroded, causing fears it could undermine the busy road.
First published at 10:01, Friday, 30 August 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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Great to see the work almost completed, & a bargain at ÃÂ£500.000, although had they deployed an Excavator in 2009 to alter the direction of the main channel ? ?, I'ts great to get some money splashed around on job creation schemes.cyril
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