Nottingham

Nottinghamshire A614 mine slump road repair deadline

A614 closed
UK Coal said it had been monitoring ground movement in the area for some time

Contractors are racing to complete repairs to a major Nottinghamshire road in time for the Easter holiday.

An eight-mile (12.8km) stretch of the A614 between Ollerton and the A1 was closed on 18 March after a 50ft (16m) crack was discovered in one section.

The highway had suffered subsidence connected to mining at nearby Thoresby colliery.

UK Coal said it was on course to reopen the road on Thursday evening despite continued poor weather.

The firm said work had involved excavating more than 11 ft (3.5 metres) down to bedrock to stabilise the area.

Motorists were advised to follow an 11-mile (17.7km) diversion via A57, B6034 and A616 before rejoining the A614.

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