2015-04-02 / Front Page

Ferguson Slide removal phase starts Monday

Protected by ropes and harnesses, workers from project contractors Access Limited and High Tech Rockfall recently worked to place a cable-net drapery system over the Ferguson Slide zone. (Caltrans | CONTRIBUTED)Protected by ropes and harnesses, workers from project contractors Access Limited and High Tech Rockfall recently worked to place a cable-net drapery system over the Ferguson Slide zone. (Caltrans | CONTRIBUTED)Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - The Ferguson Project's much anticipated talus-removal phase will launch on Monday, April 6 and will likely run through September, a Caltrans spokesperson said this week.

Motorists passing through the construction zone will note some changes. Starting around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, pilot cars will escort vehicles through the work zone. Construction and pilot-car operations will run through around 4:30 p.m. each weekday, Caltrans spokesperson Angela DaPrato said.

Crews will be removing limited amounts of material over the next week, DaPrato said. Removal of "large amounts" of rock and other debris will begin on Monday, April 13.

Crews will use up to 35 truck trips a day to transport the material to the county landfill on Highway 49 North.


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