No Government Cash To Fix Beaminster Tunnel
4:54pm 31st October 2012
(Updated 5:09pm 31st October 2012)
There won’t be any Government funding for work to fix Beaminster Tunnel.
Dorset County Council has asked the Department of Transport for a grant but that’s been refused.
The tunnel’s been closed since July when two people lost their lives in a landslip.
Options for reopening the tunnel will be discussed at a Cabinet Meeting on the 7th of November.
Angus Campbell, leader of Dorset County Council, said:
"We're disappointed that we haven't been successful in getting funding from the Department for Transport so far. We feel that this is an exceptional circumstance and, wherever possible, we will continue to pursue funding for the work.
"Despite this disappointing response, our cabinet will consider the project further on 7 November and will be asked to support funding for the project."