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Land slip at Soot Hill, Northwich


Soot Hill opened on Friday 27 October 2023

Due to a land slip involving a substantial retaining wall that supported the highway, an emergency closure of Soot Hill was needed in late December 2021.

The retaining stonework wall dates from the 1800s.

Latest update

Road re-opened 27 October 2023.

Works programme

  • Site clearance: March/April 2023
  • Piling works: From approximately May 2023
  • Secure the existing wall: Early summer to autumn
  • Drainage works: Early summer to autumn
  • Retaining wall parapet works: Late summer to autumn
  • Highway works: Autumn/winter 2023 
Timeline for Soot Hill

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