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