Tiss­ing­ton Trail faces road re­pair clo­sure

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - NEWS -

A STRETCH of the Tiss­ing­ton Trail is to be closed for up to nearly two months to al­low it to be resur­faced.

The Peak District Na­tional Park Author­ity has an­nounced plans to tem­po­rar­ily close a 1.4-mile stretch of the pop­u­lar bri­dle­way in Thorpe to en­able them to widen and im­prove the sur­face.

The stretch, which will be closed from Mon­day, Jan­uary 7 un­til the end of Fe­bru­ary, runs from the Thorpe Car Park to the Spend Lane bridge.

The clo­sure will see re-sur­fac­ing – in­clud­ing the use of 100% re­cy­cled, ap­proved ag­gre­gates – a widen­ing of the route to sup­port its multi-user sta­tus, and as­so­ci­ated ditch and drainage works. The tem­po­rary clo­sure will also al­low tree safety man­age­ment to take place.

A spokesman for the author­ity said: “We have de­lib­er­ately cho­sen the qui­etest pe­riod of the year on this pop­u­lar route, to min­imise the im­pact on vis­i­tors.

“By com­bin­ing a num­ber of nec­es­sary works into the same pe­riod, we can also re­duce the need to un­der­take fur­ther clo­sures on this sec­tion of the trail in fu­ture.

“The use of 100% re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als is in line with our ef­forts to move to­wards en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly and sus­tain­able so­lu­tions in man­ag­ing these heavy-foot­fall trails, and we hope that vis­i­tors will ap­pre­ci­ate these pos­i­tive changes from 2019.”

PHOTO: PETER BANKS

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