Friday, February 14, 2014

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

Concrete barriers where rock fences will be placed.
Caltrans will begin the installation of rock fence on top of concrete barriers along San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) north of Azusa to prevent rocks from falling onto the highway in the Colby Fire burn area on Wednesday, February 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on SR-39 south of the El Encanto area.  Flaggers will be in place during work hours.

Shortly after the Colby Fire was extinguished, Caltrans hired a contractor to place nearly a mile of concrete barriers along SR-39 to help prevent rocks from falling onto the roadway.  The fire burned the vegetation along the slopes that caused the rocks and other debris to become loose and fall.  This $600,000 contract was awarded to Velarde Concrete Construction of San Fernando, California.

Caltrans reminds motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over. It’s the law.