Sunday, 6 April 2008

Day 36: Monday 03 March 2008

The work of Devon Tree Services is almost over, just a few bits and pieces and a tidy up of the site to do. Still plenty of wood chip in the car park at Sheddon Hill if you want any.
This morning I went down to the site and the team at work there are from ISCA scaffolding. Their job is to erect 430 metres of scaffolding along the land ward side of the duel carriageway so the seaward side can be reopened to traffic. Water butts measuring 1.2 by 1.2 by 2 metres high will be placed in side the scaffolding and either filled with water or sand to absorb the impact of any rocks that might decide to take a trip down to the road. Large wooden boards will be fixed to the side of the scaffolding to prevent small rocks making it to the road and to protect the water butts from impact from cars or other vehicles. Looks like a nice sunny day to be working outside. A little over 3 hours later over 40 metres of scaffolding had been erected and the weather had deteriorated, cold and wet. The team will be there doing 12 hour shifts to get the work done as quickly as possible so traffic can use the road, hopefully by 17 March or even sooner. A date for the complete reopening of the road is still months away unfortunately

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Notes about the blog. Updated 08 March 2008

Not much is happening at Rock Work now. All the work clearing the trees has been done. A barrier has been erected to prevent rock falls from reaching the road. Now we wait for the geological survey in May to see what can be done to fix the rocks in place.
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