Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

Caltrans environmental planner Francois Appiah points out mud slide and washout.
Caltrans will continue to restrict access to San Gabriel Canyon Road (SR-39) due to mud slides and road washouts caused by early January rains in the Cabin fire burn area in the Angeles National Forest.  The closure is just north of East Fork Road, 13 miles north of the Foothill Freeway (SR-210).  The closure is expected to be in place for several weeks.
Caltrans damage assessment coordinators and geotechnical technical team are in the process of:
  • Developing repair solutions and hiring a contractor to rebuild three damaged sections of highway.
  • Clearing debris basins alongside the highway for future storms.
  • Rebuilding and stabilizing the slopes above and below the highway.
  • Securing permits from Angeles National Forest, California Fish and Wildlife, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and US Waterways to begin repairs.