Weeding work on A19 wins environmental award
The efforts of green-fingered roadworkers have cultivated in an environmental award.
Sections of the A19 dual carriageway travel through the County Durham Magnesian Limestone belt, an area of unique and internationally important habitat, and Highways England says its contractors Sir Robert McAlpine have worked hard to protect and restore this area.
By discouraging invasive weeds and removing the existing vegetation, the nutrient value of the soil has been lowered, which has created an environment much more suited to desired wildflower species according to experts.
The grass cutting has also... read more
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