Road reopens after landslip in Hackness near Scarborough

A road which was closed near Scarborough, causing a 17-mile diversion, has reopened as repair work has now finished.

By George Buksmann
Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:44 pm
Urgent road repairs had to be carried out following a landslip.
Urgent road repairs had to be carried out following a landslip.

Broxa Lane in Hackness which was devastated by a landslip earlier this year has reopened following a major specialist engineering project.

Highways teams have been working long hours including weekends to get the road reopen as soon as possible. Temporary traffic lights are in place while the remaining stabilising work is carried out.

Local member Cllr Derek Bastiman said: “A major engineering project was required to repair the landslip which included driving nine-metre long piles into the rock of the hillside to ensure a stable repair.

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Large cracks appeared in the road after a landslip, making it unsafe.

“I’d like to thank our dedicated teams who have gone above the call of duty to repair the road during some very appalling weather over the last few months.”

Following the landslip a section of road from Broxa village to Broxa forest was patched so that the road was upgraded as an alternative route.

“We appreciate how disruptive the closure was and we sympathise with local residents,” Cllr Bastiman said. “Unfortunately these things happen suddenly and we had to close the road to keep people safe.

“It has been a very successful project and the extensive repairs have ensured that the road is in a much improved condition.”

Repair work to the road has now been completed and it has since reopened.

In February, disgruntled drivers were warned for knocking down road closure warning signs meaning road users were oblivious to dangers ahead.