Zetland FM Local News - 21st July 2023
It's been revealed that the A66 in Middlesbrough is set to close again as repairs to fix the aftermath of the 40-tonne pipe damage continue;
Police say that they remain increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man from our area;
...and PD Ports has announced it is making a £23m investment in a new, state of the art dredging vessel.
It's been revealed that the A66 in Middlesbrough is set to close again as repairs to fix the aftermath of the 40-tonne pipe damage continue.
Repairs will begin on the westbound carriageway this weekend weeks after the huge vessel fell onto the major route from the back of a lorry.
The incident - which took place on the bridge near the Shepherdson Way junction - saw a section of the road closed for one week.
The object, a gas heat exchanger, was hoisted by a crane with temporary repairs taking place in a bid to get the road open for motorists as quickly as possible.
However, Middlesbrough Council has confirmed that a full repair to the bridge deck, waterproof membrane and both layers of tarmac on the viaduct is to be carried out.
A section of the carriageway at the All Saints viaduct being closed from 9pm on Sunday, July 23 until 6am on Saturday, July 29.
Traffic management systems with full signage will be in place to divert traffic off the A66.
Police say that they remain increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man from our area.
43-year-old Fahad Nassar Rashid left his home in South Bank between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday 20th May and there have been no confirmed sightings of him since.
Fahad was carrying a black rucksack and was wearing a white T-shirt, black jogging bottoms and black shoes.
He is described as 5'8" tall, stocky build, with black hair and a beard.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or anyone who may have seen him, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
PD Ports has announced it is making a £23m investment in a new, state of the art dredging vessel.
The 71m long dredger, which has already been named the Emerald Duchess following a competition among PD Ports employees, is due to arrive at Teesport next summer.
The vessel has been designed and built by renowned Dutch shipbuilder Neptune to an exacting specification with the help of PD Ports' technical experts to ensure it can carry out its tasks on the Tees to the highest environmental and safety standards.
Currently under construction at a shipyard in Poland for commissioning, ahead of trials in the Netherlands in 2024, the Emerald Duchess will replace the Cleveland County, which had served the Tees under PD Ports' conservancy team for 50 years.