Getting down to the Don

Positive progress being made on construction of a temporary haul road

In recent weeks we’ve been concentrating on building the new temporary haul road to the north of our works in Wogden Foot.

We’re building the road to provide access to the area where we’re constructing the temporary diversion to the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) to the north of the River Don.  This will include building a temporary bridge over the river which is suitable for all users including horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

This diversion will allow local people and visitors to keep using the TPT throughout the time we are working in the area and will open up new and previously unseen views north of the river.

There will be a reduction in the amount of our construction vehicles using local roads once the haul road is finished.  We’re pleased to say we’ve been making great progress and are over three quarters of the way to completing this work.

As part this we have also been building a robust flood mitigation system, which should mean that in the event of any extreme weather our works will not have a negative impact on or risk contaminating the River Don.

We remain very grateful to the local community for their patience for the recent increased HGV movements while our contractors have been delivering materials to the site.

Once the project is fully completed, we will be taking away all of the materials used to build the road and fully restoring the landscape back to how it looked before we started.

Take a look at the images below to see how we’ve been making progress: