Following a heavy and cold winter, a part of the A59 at Kex Gill, the main route between Harrogate and Skipton sustained a partial collapse of the retaining wall. This caused the road surface to slump up to 300 mm, requiring the road to be closed to all traffic.
Main contractor, Ringway called on the expertise and rapid response of Condor Projects Ltd to make access, clean the remained of the wall, mesh and shotcrete the surface to provide a temporary repair, allowing the road to be opened in the shortest possible time.
From notification, the work was completed in 7 days, working continuously. After a period of 5 days to allow the concrete to gain strength, the road will be partially reopened under the control of traffic lights.
A permanent solution is being worked on by Condor Projects Ltd, but this is proving to be tricky as the working zone will be between live traffic and a SSSI site, limiting access to the face of the wall.