Latest update from The Environment Agency;
Work to restore flood protection in Matlock, Derbyshire started last week when a huge 800-tonne crane arrived on site. While the crane is situated on the A6 near Matlock Bridge, the road remains closed and a temporary 2-way traffic system on the bridge is now in place.
The crane is being used to assist in carrying out work to reinstate the River Derwent flood defences. This involves replacing the river wall that collapsed after this year’s February storms and the adjacent flood wall behind businesses in Crown Square, Matlock. The work currently involves lifting 600 2-tonne bags into the river from the A6 to form a working platform for piling works to take place.
The move should help to prevent, or at least alleviate potential flooding when winter arrives.