In the Czech Republic work is now on-going to provide ground support for the last stretch of the D8 highway project. This section of the highway runs through the Ceske Stredohori Mountains. The work is needed to reduce the risk from mudslides along a specific stretch of the highway. This work has been delayed however due to concern over the environmental aspects of the ground support required. The environment permit was withdrawn for a 30% section of the area requiring the ground support work, which will delay the project by three months or more and looks likely to increase overall costs. The ground support activity is continuing on the rest of the affected area in the mean time.