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Helicopter starts netting Ferguson slide

This helicopter began laying sections of cable net over the Ferguson rockslide today, on Thursday, March 26. (Caltrans | CONTRIBUTED)This helicopter began laying sections of cable net over the Ferguson rockslide today, on Thursday, March 26. (Caltrans | CONTRIBUTED)Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - Along with ground-based workers, a helicopter today started covering the Ferguson slide zone with a steel-cable net system designed to hold the slope in place as rock removal continues over the coming month.

The project's talus-removal phase starts on Wednesday, April 1. It will remove close to 80,000 cubic yards of material from the slide zone before engineers begin creating a rockshed structure to protect the restored highway.

Read the Thursday, April 2 MARIPOSA GAZETTE for more on the unfolding project.


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My personal opinion is that

My personal opinion is that this is a waste of time and money. There is already a road there now, which was a lot of money, and everyone in the county is used to it. It truly isn't hassle with the bridge and the light. I doubt it will work how everyone wants it to. It will probably just end up being worse than it is with rocks and huge boulders falling into the river and blocking the trickle of water there is. I just think it is ridiculous. Way to use the county money for something that isn't really a necessity.

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