Looe road closed over four nights to remove landslip

The bungalow earmarked for demolition above the landslip on Polperro Road in Looe
House above landslip on Polperro Road Looe -Credit:Greg Martin / Cornwall Live

A road in a busy Cornish town is closed over four nights this week while work takes place to remove landslip debris which is obstructing the street. Emergency repairs had to be carried out after a landslip saw a large amount of soil fall onto Polperro Road in Looe on February 21.

It came after Cornwall was battered by heavy rainfall, with a weather warning and flood warnings issued. Workmen were called to the scene with temporary traffic lights installed.

However, there is currently an overnight closure in place between 7pm to 7am on Polperro Road, which started on Monday (April 29) and will end tomorrow (May 2). Cornwall Council's contractor Cormac will be removing loose material from the land slip and reducing the load on the remaining wall.


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The aim is to reduce the current traffic management arrangements and enable two-way traffic flow for light vehicles. Cornwall Council said these arrangements are essential to ensure the safety of road users and provide its workforce with a safe working zone.

It added: "Larger vehicles may have to informally ‘give and take’ and pass at their discretion when the road is clear. It is important to note that the site does present some specific challenges and unknown outcomes that may not make it possible to achieve this aim.

"In the case of any unforeseen challenges during our operational activity, additional investigation and work may be required. This might extend the closure period or traffic management in this location. Safety is our top priority, and we will have a better understanding once we are on site and the emergency work progresses."

Meanwhile, just down the road a car has been left hanging over the edge after crashing through railings. See pictures and the full story here.

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