A67 at Low Carlbury: Part of road reopens after landslip

  • 16 July 2013
  • From the section Tees
Landslip on A67 at Low Carlbury
Image caption The road was closed in March following "significant movement" of the slip

Part of a busy commuter route in County Durham that was closed because of a landslip has reopened.

The A67 at Low Carlbury, between High Coniscliffe and Piercebridge, near Darlington, was shut for safety reasons in mid March.

Now, one side of the road has reopened after a report showed the rate of land movement had "stabilised".

Darlington Borough Council said the road would remain under "review" and may close if circumstances change.

Traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit are in place.

Councillor David Lyonette, said: "Due to the complex nature of the work, a more permanent solution is further away. However, I am pleased that progress is being made."

A geotechnical report, due in August, is expected to reveal more detail about the problem, Mr Lyonette said.

The council said a solution was likely to mean the closure of the road for "significant periods" while works take place.

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