Work to tackle a landslip at a north east village Crovie is on schedule to be completed this week, Aberdeenshire Council has reported.
A landslip closed the access road to the Crovie in September 2017, meaning it can only be accessed on foot. Since August Geo-Rope has been working to install a mesh system over the affected slope, secured by soil nails, to stop further movement and enable the road above the slip to reopen.
Aberdeenshire Counil has announced that work is nearly completed with the installation of three drainage gullies, 168m of drainage kerbing, placement of 500m² of asphalt, and the installation of wire and post fence almost finished.
The overall project took less than 10 weeks, which was faster than had initially been anticipated by the council. The council said it hoped the road could reopen to traffic later this week.
Earlier this month, the council said that the majority of foundation and drainage works are now complete, as well as the road regrading, strengthening and resurfacing works, and the installation of new surface and ground water drainage systems.
In total 500m² of mesh has been installed over the face of the slope, attached to 170 soil nails installed by contractor Georope, and hollow drainage kerbs were being installed on the road.