Caltrans continues tests to determine the extent of damage to the northbound SR-2/northbound I-5 connector and remove remnants of hazardous materials from nearby storm drains.
As part of the first phase of tests, Caltrans has taken core samples of the damaged concrete to test its compression strength and to analyze to extent of damage to the concrete inside of the connector. The second phase of testing will include the use of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) and an impact echo device to determine if there is additional cracking within the concrete inside of the walls, ceiling, columns, and pavement. Once the extent of damage has been determined, Caltrans design engineers will begin to develop a remedy.
|Workers walk through the connector.|
Ocean Blue will continue to work near Allessandro Street and Ripple Street. There will be no street closures, but nearby residents should expect equipment noise during the following days and times:
- Saturday, July 27 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, July 28 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.