A landslide which has led to a four-month closure on a busy commuter route in Hereford could have been caused by an underground spring.

Excavation work being carried out by Golden Valley Construction, has revealed a perched water table, most likely caused by a spring, on the Fiddler's Green site, B4224.

The discovery has resulted in a change to the working method, whereby the large rocks that were placed at the bottom of the trench are now being wrapped in a covering membrane to stop smaller rocks and earth mixing with the stone.

This should allow water to filter through the stones, limiting the amount of pooling and protecting the construction.

Passing places along the temporary footpath to allow for social-distancing have been added, and vegetation growth has been cut-back.

Balfour Beatty have received reports of cycles, and even a motorcycle being used on the walkway. The footpath is for pedestrian use only.

If you seek any further information regarding the works, then please contact Rachel Rice, Community Engagement, Balfour Beatty. Email: Rachel.Rice@balfourbeatty.com

the work to reinstate the route continues.