Ironmills Steps Update

Tuesday March 27th 2018

Ironmills Steps - March 2018

Recent severe weather in Midlothian has caused soil movement at the landslip on Ironmills Steps, Dalkeith.

This has resulted in previous stabilisation work displaying signs of stress. Several steel pins which are affixing the soil retention netting to the slope now show signs of soil movement while soil pressure has also increased at the larch retaining wall.

Work to reopen the steps will continue with designs and costings drawn up for a new wooden step structure, which will be fitted adjacent to the larch retaining wall. However, this work will not commence until the slope is deemed stable and finances are in place.

The public are strongly advised for safety reasons to refrain from accessing the area of landslip at Ironmills.

The steps from Cemetery Road to the Ironmills Park have been closed since January 2016, due to the instability of the slope.

The public are able to view the land stabilisation works undertaken to-date from Ironmills Bridge in Ironmills Park.

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