Today's Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
District 7: Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update - Closure on San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) in Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (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 Sunday, January 26. 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. The contractor is expected to start placing k-rails on the highway at 4 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. Caltrans crews will continue to patrol the area to remove any slide materials from the highway.
Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It’s the law.