2012-11-29 / Front Page

Caltrans continues to monitor hillside

Jill

Caltrans experts are on the way to Mariposa County to assess the situation on Highway 49 at Ashworth Road.

Shawntelle Miller said the contractor did hydroseed the hillside "as per the plans." She said it also took "additional measures" to help remove runoff. "The blasting may have caused the soil to come loose," Miller added.

Miller said local crews have been onsite all day and report that most of the excess material has come down. "The surface is stable now," she said. 

She did not know why straw blankets or netting were not used as part of the erosion control process.

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