Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) Remains Closed for Repairs

Today's Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
California Department of Transportation
District 7: Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
Phone: 213-897-3630

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) Remains Closed for Repairs

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE – The California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) announces that SR-2 from La Canada-Flintridge to Mount Wilson
Road will remain closed to the public due to severe damage resulting
from last September's Station Fire as well as recent heavy rains. The
highway is expected to reopen by late March.

SR-2 from Mount Wilson Road to Upper Big Tujunga is accessible to
emergency vehicles, repair crews, and communications contractors only.
County roads leading to SR-2 may have restricted access. Those seeking
access to SR-2 via county roads should contact the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Works at 626-458-5100.

The heavy rains during mid-January caused several mudslides and road
washouts along SR-2 in the Angeles National Forest. Heavy rains caused
portions of the asphalt along with the fill under the road to wash away
leaving large gaps in the roadway. A Caltrans damage assessment team
has determined that the most significant road washouts range between 50
to 110 feet along the highway and about 200 feet below it at some
locations, making the highway unsafe and impassable.

Pictures attached.

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1 comment:

Jonathan said...

any word on how much longer it's gonna be closed?