Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, Aug. 27 @ 12:44 p.m. / Roads, Traffic
Four-Hour Closures at Last Chance Grade Ends, Caltrans Says
Saying it has met its goal at Last Chance Grade, Caltrans says the four-hour closures on U.S. 101 are at an end.
From a Caltrans Facebook post Friday:
Four-hours closures are officially over at Last Chance Grade on U.S. 101 south of Crescent City, following a response to a massive slide that has hampered the coastal stretch of roadway for most of this year. Motorists should now anticipate up to 30-minute delays in the area at all hours.
As one-way traffic control continues crews will put the final touches in the slope area through September, installing some remaining anchored drapery, K-Rail, and fencing. Because recent helicopter operations were successful, we do not anticipate any two-hour closures next month.Crews will also continue adjacent retaining wall work in the area until next fall when it’s possible two-way traffic will resume for the first time since 2014.24-7 monitoring of the slide will continue, and safety remains our top priority.We are appreciative of the sacrifices made by crews, our partners, and the public to complete slide-response closures in time for the start of the school year. An accelerated work schedule at Last Chance Grade this summer allowed for the end of four-hour closures now rather than November. Thank you!
To read up on more facts about our efforts to build a long-term solution for this slide-prone area visit lastchancegrade.com