Thursday, January 23, 2014

Closure on San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) in Angeles National Forest

Caltrans continues to restrict access to San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) in the Angeles National Forest due to falling rocks and debris in the Colby Fire burn area along the highway.  The closure is expected to be lifted by Saturday, January 25.  Closures are subject to change.  Only residents and business owners will be permitted access.

Caltrans is in the process of hiring a contractor to place nearly one mile of concrete barriers (k-rail) topped with fencing to prevent rocks and other debris from falling onto the highway north of Azusa.  Caltrans crews will continue to patrol the area to remove any slide materials from the highway.

The k-rail and fencing configuration is similar to what Caltrans is using along Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) near Mugu Rock in the Springs Fire burn area.