Work Concludes, Blackwatch Pass Reopens

June 2, 2017

The Ministry of Public Works advised that maintenance works on the Blackwatch Pass slopes have now concluded, and as of 9am this morning [June 2] the road has reopened.

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A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that maintenance works on the Blackwatch Pass slopes have now concluded.

“As of 9am this morning the road reopened to road-users and pedestrians. Works carried out included rock scaling as well as additional rock face stabilization. The Ministry thanks the public for their patience.

“It should be noted that, although the road is now open, there will still be ongoing fencing work and ‘shotcreting’ taking place there over the next few weeks.”

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  1. RyZen says:

    About Time!! Why did this take so long?

  2. Common Sense says:

    This was a huge and sometime dangerous job that should have been tackled years ago. Congrats to the crew that has done such a great job of finally making Blackwatch Pass safe again.

  3. Aqua cadit resurge says:

    Shot creting loom sand?
    If not done properly this technique provides a ball of concrete up high that is attached to a thin layer of sand that will detach a first rain
    The rock face saturates during rain zat the top down and on the facem
    It would be better stepped back.

  4. Aqua cadit resurge says:

    At the top and down the face…

  5. Madog says:

    What did they do

    • Toodle-oo says:

      If after all of the reports and updates you still don’t know what was done maybe you should refrain from making any comments on internet discussion boards because you’re obviously very poorly read/informed.