September 18, 2023 Update

September 18, 2023 Posted by: Katie Karnes

Snow is in the air, but work continues on site at Pretty Rocks. The contractor spent last week preparing for a second round of blasting on the west side.

In Anchorage, concrete is being poured for the 13 foundation elements for the western abutment. Each block will remain in Anchorage for several days after being poured to allow the concrete to gain strength (a process known as “curing”) before being transported to the park.

An inch of snow covers the road and snow continues to fall as heavy machinery drills down into the roadbed rock on the west side of Pretty Rocks. Drilling blast holes on the west rock cut.
Photo courtesy of FHWA

Last updated: September 18, 2023

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