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Cornwall road works target flood-induced failures

Cornwall County Council has said that work has started this week on a £1.5M project to repair a road damaged by landslips last December following flooding.

The B3247 Seaton to Hessonford Road was damaged by two landslips that occurred following heavy rainfall in 2012.

“I am pleased that an engineering solution has been found to stabilise these two stretches of road,” said Cornwall Council local Member for Trelawny Jim Candy. Ecology, as well as the geotechnical analysis delayed the start of work on site and Candy added: “Engineers have incorporated gaps in the parapets to allow for the migration of the toads from the woodland to their breeding wetland habitat in the valley bottom.”

Work has started at Keveral Mill and will progress to the second are of collapse in early January. The council has said that the road will remain open throughout the six months of work with traffic light control.

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