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Dark Hole complete, Fruitful Hill hopeful


Dark Hole complete, Fruitful Hill hopeful
Dark Hole is now paved and fully traversable after land slippage caused part of it to fall away in 2018. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

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After two years of being impassable, Dark Hole in St Joseph is now paved and smooth.

Dark Hole fell away in 2018, when a portion of the road collapsed into the nearby gully, prompting residents of St Sylvan’s to express concerns about how the closure of the major vehicular artery would affect their remote community as well as about further slippage.

When contacted, Member of Parliament Dale Marshall said he was pleased the work was completed.

“Dark Hole was out of commission for two years and the absence of being able to travel there from Fruitful Hill meant people had to traverse far longer distances, so my commitment is to try and get all of those side roads such as Fruitful Hill, Spa Hill, Mellowes and those roads opened back and that work is moving along,” he said. (CA)

However, at nearby Fruitful Hill, work has been stalled.


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