Landslip road due to re-open on Teesside

Road closed sign
Image caption The landslip occurred in 2008 and the road has been closed since then

Repair work on a Teesside road which had to be closed following a landslip has been completed - and the route is set to re-open soon.

The landslip in early 2008 forced the closure of the road to Moorsholm, from the A171.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council closed the road and put diversions in place due to the possibility of further landslips occurring.

Stabilisation work started in October and is now complete.

The road will re-open to motorists once the carriageway has been resurfaced and a safety fence installed. This could take up to eight weeks.

Since the landslip, people living in the village of Moorsholm have faced lengthy detours to reach the nearest town.

Councillor Mary Lanigan, the council's cabinet member for highways, transportation and planning, said: "This has been a lengthy piece of work, which has required a lot of time and expertise to ensure a positive result for people in this part of East Cleveland.

"I am delighted that we have been able to complete the stabilisation repairs. The contractors have now left the site and Moorsholm will soon become fully accessible via this road once again."

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