We announced a £7.9million funding package had been secured, allowing us to start construction
Planning application 7/2019/2017 approvals for condition no. 3 (Phasing Plan); condition no. 4 (Construction Management Plan); condition no.5 (Arboricultural Method Statement) and condition no. 7 (Construction Traffic Management Plan)
Planning application 7/2019/2075 approvals for condition 3 relating to phasing plan for construction works
Planning application 7/2019/2082 approvals for conditions 4 (construction management plan), 5 (arboricultural method statement) and 7 (construction traffic management plan) for Phase 2a of works (Access and compound areas)
Planning application 7/2019/2189 approvals for condition 5 (arboricultural method statement)
Planning application 7/2019/2190 approvals for conditions 4 (construction management plan) and 7 (construction traffic management plan) - Phase 7a
Planning application 7/2019/2193 approvals for conditions 4 (construction management plan) and 7 (construction traffic management plan) - Phase 7b
Planning application 7/2019/2165 approvals for conditions 4 (construction management plan) and 7 (construction traffic management plan) relating to Phases 3, 5 and 8
Planning application 7/2019/2178 approvals for conditions 4 (construction management plan) and 7(construction traffic management plan) - Phase 6
Construction programme began, including the creation of site compounds and access tracks.
Route closure and hand management of the site over to construction partners, Capita and Cubby’s.
Further assessment of surface options following Keswick Town Council raise concerns about tarmac. Assessment considers – users, environmental aspects, durability, capital cost and maintenance costs. Conclusion confirmed a sealed tarmac surface is most suitable.
Big tunnel excavation. All works to the tunnel including extension and stonework completed by April 2020.
Structural work to abutments and revetments Low Pearson’s Bridge and Brundholme Bridge
Construction of a graded path near Threlkeld to increase accessibility for all users.
Path maintenance and surfacing in sections.
Shot blasting, repairs to a number of bridge structures and painting. For the bridges requiring strengthening or associated work within the River Greta work has to be carried out during the Environment Agency’s statutory ‘in river’ working period which is approximately the summer months. Some work has be done up to October 2019 and more work will re-commence in June 2020 and is expected to be completed in August 2020.
Construction of a new section of trail at Brundholme Bottoms to replace 200 metres washed away during floods Bank stabilisation and protection works using soft-engineering methods.
Works to secure and repair Rawsome’s Bridge will be complete.
Over 1500 trees will be planted. For every one tree removed or cut back during construction, three will be planted.
Complete construction and the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail will be open.