Landslip work up for award

The work to repair the Crag End landslip, near Rothbury, has been shortlisted for a national civil engineering award, voted for by the public.

Saturday, 12th November 2016, 07:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:51 pm
The reopening of the B6344 road from Rothbury near Crag End which closed on Boxing Day 2012 because of a landslip. Picture by Jane Coltman

As part of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Robert Stephenson Awards, voting opens online today for the ICE People’s Choice Award.

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The Crag End Landslip Stabilisation project, which repaired and future-proofed a stretch of the B6344, is one of 12 nominated projects from across the UK and the public has until Wednesday, November 30, to decide its favourite. The winning infrastructure project will be announced in January.

The £9.5million project involved the reconstruction of a 300-metre section of road which was closed by a massive landslip on Boxing Day 2012. It not only dealt with the direct impact of the slip, but also addressed the underlying causes of ground instability.

People can vote at www.ice.org.uk/PeoplesChoice