By David Newble
Saturday, November 2, 2013
UNDERCLIFF Drive is set to be closed from Monday until Wednesday, April 30, next year for stabilisation and repair works as part of a scheme by Island Roads to strengthen the carriageway.
The closure will be between St Catherine’s Road and Seven Sisters Road (western junction).
The project is one of 18 geotechnical schemes to maintain the road network being undertaken by Island Roads as part of the PFI.
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by roger mazillius
4th November 2013, at 09:27:23
I believe this is a major engineering project due to the well-known ground conditions. It was very well flagged up as a solution available because of the pfi programme so was in all the local news media last year and/or the year before.I recall the concept was hugely welcomed locally as it stopped the concerns that the road would have to be permanently closed.So really a very good news story considering the historical difficulties with this route.
by Giacomo Sedgwick
3rd November 2013, at 18:51:19
So my grandad lives on Undercliff drive. How on earth are we supposed to get there? Just a question as it's rather worrying.
by Tim Brayford
3rd November 2013, at 08:09:35
The unstable areas of Undercliff Drive are quite well defined, I don't really see why it should take 6 months to dig out a few lorry loads of soggy clay and replace it with rejects with a surface of compacted limestone and tarmac. More elaborate solutions with pumps etc. have been tried and failed and as others have said it will soon need patching and repair again
by David Blackford
3rd November 2013, at 07:48:45
And six months later?? - away it goes again! You cannot stop nature
by Lee Majors
3rd November 2013, at 00:22:22
Shut for 6 months,,,, lucky that we have no winter trade along this road or where it leads to or from....... 6 months! Earthquake in NZ, collapsed roads and bridges are open after a few DAYS!!
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