Jessica Cejnar / Friday, Feb. 26 @ 8:27 a.m. / Roads

Caltrans Says Expect 30 Minute Delays At Last Chance Grade Saturday and Sunday


Crews continue to move rock off U.S. 101 near Last Chance Grade south of Crescent City. Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 1

Caltrans says motorists may only expect 30 minute delays on U.S. 101 near Last Chance Grade this weekend.

The recent dry weather has helped crews get ahead of the landslide that had closed the road down entirely last weekend, the department says.

From a Thursday news release:

Good news! Our slide removal and prevention work along U.S. 101 at Last Chance Grade south of Crescent City has progressed to the point where we believe we will be able to limit delays to approximately 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

Weekdays we are aiming for the usual: Approximately 2 hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 30-minute delays outside of that time frame.

As the slope has been drying crews have been working hard to remove tons of slide material. Crews have also been building berms, keeping our catchment area as clear as possible, readying additional prevention methods, and utilizing 24-7 spotters to make sure the traveling public is allowed safe passage.

Know before you go by using QuickMap. You can visit QuickMap.dot.ca.gov or download the free QuickMap app on your phone.
Also, please visit lastchancegrade.com to read up on our extensive efforts to build a long-term solution for the area.

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