Learning about landslip repairs

Community and business leaders visited the site of the Rothbury landslip yesterday ahead of the start of a £9million repair scheme.

Last week, it was announced that work is to begin in February and should be completed by October next year.

Residents site visit to the landslip at Rothbury

Residents site visit to the landslip at Rothbury

Following the landslide that started on Boxing Day 2012, the B6344 road at Crag End has been closed to all vehicles and pedestrians.

The time taken is in part due to the fact that the site has proven to be very complex in terms of the ground conditions, particularly the need to deal with groundwater springs.