Tissington Trail faces road repair closure
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.”
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