August 28, 2023 Update

August 28, 2023 Posted by: Katie Karnes

The rough access route across the slide is in use. Granite worked on the route last week so that other limited equipment can reach the west side of the slide. The route remains steep and can only be crossed by heavy equipment and tracked vehicles.

Ongoing work involves excavating the east abutment upper slope, hauling material at night to the Mile 44 and Mile 45.1 staging areas, and moving equipment and construction materials from the Mile 5 pit to the Pretty Rocks site.

A face-on view of the Pretty Rocks landslide with a steep, sloping bench cut into the mountainside connecting the flat road on each side of the landslide.View of the site and the rough access route, taken by an automated camera on August 23, 2023.
NPS Photo

A metal box that appears to be suspended by a crane from above rests on the edge of a rocky slope. Three construction workers work on the rocks to the left.
Granite is installing fencing to prevent rocks from sliding down while construction gets underway.
NPS Photo/Stiteler

Last updated: August 28, 2023

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