Mount Martha landslip works


WORKS to provide temporary vehicle access to the property cut off during the landslip at the Esplanade, Mount Martha, in October were set to begin last week and take two days. (“Landslip closes Esplanade” The News 5/10/20).

This week, residents will see further activity with the drilling of three bores near the service road above the Esplanade. The bores will obtain samples to determine the strength properties of the rock and soil and determine the depth of groundwater. These works are expected to take three days.

Two further bores, lower down the hillside nearer the Esplanade, are also planned before Christmas. They will likely impact traffic over two days.

Revegetating the area is an important element in addressing the environmental impacts of the slip and in stabilising the slope. To ensure successful regrowth, this will be completed after all engineering works.

Speed limits on the Esplanade are 40kph near the slip. The service road remains closed to through traffic, however, residents can access their properties.

First published in the Mornington News – 15 December 2020


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