Cumbrian road sinking into sea

Work has begun to stop part of a Cumbrian road disappearing into the sea. The 280 metre stretch of the Maryport to Silloth road will be wrapped in a rock armour to prevent further erosion.

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Sea defence will cost £320,000

Work has started to save a Cumbrian road from sinking into the sea.

The stretch of road between Maryport and Silloth has eroded by 20 metres in the past two years.

The project, costing £320,000 will see over 7,000 tonnes of material used to build a new sea defence.

Work has begun on building the new sea defence Credit: ITV Border
Around 7,000 tonnes of material is needed to build the defence Credit: ITV Border

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