I am so sorry to have to tell you that there have been complications (land access, the need to redesign some of the work needed on the slopes) which will sadly delay the opening of the Tunnel.
This has meant that though work has continued on the Tunnel and the slopes, clearing vegetation and testing the nails (the soil stabilization solution), the scheme has been delayed by potentially 3-5 weeks. The engineers are going to try and make up some of this time by re-jigging work wherever they can.
Other jobs which the highways team will be doing whilst the tunnel is closed will be sorting out the drainage on the road on the north side which is in need of repair and more put in, and I have asked that the same be done on the south, where the flood water seeps down towards the school, properties and of course the road.
This is very disappointing for us all.