Work carried out to stabilise rock slope in city
An eyesore part of Hamilton has had work carried out to cut back a potentially hazardous rock slope and improve the look of the area.
A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said the work would “create more useable space and also increase the safety of the rock face there through stabilisation’.
She added: “The rock slope had degraded over time and presented a risk to nearby buildings and property.
“The rock face has now been terraced back as well as fenced in to dissuade any illegal dumping.”
She added that it was found during excavation work that the Ewing Street area was once a quarry, with the stone likely used to construct buildings near Hamilton.
The spokeswoman said: “The east-west cuts on either end were fill areas where existing quarry cuts were filled in and then built upon.
“In these areas, non-valuable artefacts were discovered intermixed in the fill material which presented interesting finds during construction.”
She added that a “geo-web’”wall - a high-density poly-web material into which soil is placed and planted - will be placed at the eastern edge of the site.
The spokeswoman said: “This geo-web wall will reduce soil erosion and create a green wall to break up the hard rock face.
She added: “The completed project will meet the objectives of reducing soil erosion risk in the area, beautification, safety and the discouraging of dumping and antisocial behaviour - all beneficial results for the nearby properties with optionality for new use of the green space in the future.”