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STAFF REPORTER

ESCORCA
A technical report produced by a specialist company contracted by the Council of Majorca has suggested setting up a bypass five metres to one side of the Cala Tuent road to allow difficult repair work on the severely damaged surface to take place.

Since the road suffered major subsidence and cracking at the end of last year, hastened by consistent heavy rainfall, residents needing to get to and from their homes have been using a makeshift emergency route set up by the Council, but considering the length of time that may be needed to fully get the road back to safe working order and the technically difficult nature of the repairs, the Council is now aiming to set up a provisional bypass, a few metres off the road itself. The report by the specialists made it clear that any interim rerouting of traffic cannot be conducted on the damaged surface itself and to make matters more difficult, the ground remains unstable. But Highways department engineer, Bartomeu Darder, said yesterday that there hasn't been any major earth movement over the past month because heavy rain has eased off