Nails ‘will work’ in Beaminster Tunnel repair project
Attempts to use about 1,000 nails to stabilise slopes at Beamisnter Tunnel where two people died in a landslip last summer “will work”,Dorset County Council has said.
Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe, from Somerset, died when their car was buried at the tunnel in Dorset.
The 12m (39ft) nails will be used to “pin” the soil at the site.
Dorset County Council said tests have shown they can hold weights 1.5 times greater than the load they are expected to take at the site.
The portal arches at each end of the A3066 tunnel will also be strengthened during repair work.