Praise for B876 Killimster Moss road refurbishment

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Caithness Civic leader Cllr Willie Mackay (centre) cuts the tape at the opening of the newly refurbished half mile Killimster Moss stretch of the B876 Wick to Thurso road. Looking on are some of the Highland council workers praised for the project which was done on time and within budget. From left Kevin Mackay Community works officer, Colin Smith, Ian Rainford, Donald Cormack and Alastair Mackenzie.

Caithness Civic Leader Cllr Willie Mackay has welcomed the reopening of the B876 Killimster Moss Road.

A stretch of the Caithness Wick to Thurso road at Killimster Moss was refurbished over a four week programme of improvement and reopened on Friday 29 September.

This in-house project by The Highland Council saw Development and Infrastructure staff design the road refurbishment and Community Services staff carry out the works. The Council teams received loud praise from local Wick and East Caithness Councillor Willie Mackay.

Mr Mackay who visited the half-mile-long road many times each week since the start of works said:

"This is a fantastic job well done using a complete new technique over deep moss on top of aged concrete slabs. The process involved two layers of wired mesh sandwiched together between layers of tar.

“The first layer on top of the concrete slabs was a stainless steel reinforcing mesh. Once this was covered then a second layer of road mesh engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire was added."

Cllr Mackay added: “The technique was quite amazing and expertly done by the local Highland Council roadmen who did a first class job and completed the work on time.

“We have a super surface now on the Killimster Moss and I'm delighted to see the road open to traffic again."

Killimster Moss Road

Killimster Moss Road


 

3 Oct 2017
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