August 7, 2023 Update

August 07, 2023 Posted by: Katie Karnes

Last week, the contractor worked on setting up two staging areas on the east side of the slide—one at the Bear Cave area (Mile 44.8) and one at Mile 44. They also began installing geotechnical monitoring instruments in the slide area and gathered a baseline topographic survey.

This week, material will be hauled from the Tek Pit to the Mile 44 staging area. This will take place at night to minimize traffic on the road. During the daytime, survey work at the slide will continue.

The park road closure for construction remains in place. Blasting activity will occur in mid-August, with an expanded closure area for public safety. Backcountry access around the enlarged closure area may be more challenging during this short-term closure. Anyone planning a backcountry visit in mid-August is encouraged to contact the park backcountry office at (907) 683-9590 for updated information.

A metal post, buried in rocky ground, with a small device mounted on top of the post.
One of the geotechnical monitoring instruments.
Photo courtesy of FHWA

Looking up the landslide, a large section of a rocky mountainside slumps downhill. The flat grade of the road is visible to the left and right of the slump.Looking up the slide from below.
Photo courtesy of FHWA

Last updated: August 7, 2023

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