Scout Road in Mytholmroyd

Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, Reino Unido
Calderdale Council
JBA Consulting Ltd.
DHRA Geotechnical Ltd.
Objeto protegido
Altura del sistema
3.5 m
Longitud del sistema
232 m - 232 m
Protección contra la corrosión
Número de barreras
Capacidad de retención
350 m³
Situación inicial

During heavy storms over the Christmas holiday period 2015 a section of slope failed and slid onto Scout Road.  The road is a key access point to a local school which it was important to open as soon as possible.  Geobrugg were called to site to advise on possible solutions to protect the road so the school could be reopened.  After examining the site Geobrugg recommended SL-150 landslide barrier be placed underneath the affected area.

Following further inspection works pre-construction tension cracks were noted at the top of the slope covering approximatly 175 [m] of the slope, the section that failed was only aproximately 40 [in] width.  So it was decided the barrier should cover the entire length to mitigate against further possible landslides.


The client's preferred contractor mobilised to site to start site clearance ahead of installing the barrier during site clearance it was noted that the failed section of slope was an old landfill area containing asbestos and not natural soils. 

With the assistance of Geobrugg engineers the fence line was set out at a length of 232 [m] with a post separation of 6 [m]. To accommodate local topography some post spacings were adjusted and an upslope direction change was marked out. 

Geobrugg engineers were on hand throughout the construction phase to assist with the installation as the contractor had never built a barrier before. The project was completed fall 2016 and the client is happy with the barrier which is the first they have had installed.

Su contacto local

Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Protección contra riesgos naturales, Coastal Erosion Protection, Minería / Túneles
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Suiza
René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Protección contra riesgos naturales, Minería / Túneles
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Suiza
Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Protección contra riesgos naturales, Minería / Túneles
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Suiza