Sunday, 6 April 2008

Day 41: Saturday 08 March 2008

This is it for the next few months, maybe more than a few months. One half of the duel carriageway with the barrier to protect against falling rocks. Plenty of room for two buses to pass.
Though care will be needed when next to these trees. A risk assessment should be carried out soon to decide if Stagecoach are going to run buses in both directions but word is, unofficially traffic will return on Tuesday. Lets hope the traders at the lower end of town have an upturn in business to make up for the hard times they have been suffering, though not in silence, for the last 6 weeks. If the road does open on Tuesday it will be only 4 days late, which with all the problems isn't too bad.
We just need this long section of boards to be painted as the road can not open until it is a dark blue like the first 80 metres, only 350 metres to go. Bad weather is forecast for the next two days, heavy rain and 40 mph winds, might even bring a few rocks down.

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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.
After that when work starts again later in the year I will post more photos.
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