The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has granted Granite a time and materials contract. Granite will remove and repair various rock and mudslide locations in the Sequoia National Forest in Kings Canyon National Park to restore access. The Caltrans-funded project is estimated to generate $12.5 million in work. Furthermore, it will be included in Granite’s third-quarter capital expenditure plan.
The beautiful landscapes and majestic perspectives of Kings Canyon National Park have been temporarily closed. This is due to the devastating effect of winter storms during the 2022/2023 season. Several rock and mudslides have blocked and washed away parts of isolated State Route 180 (SR 180), cutting off access to Kings Canyon National Park.
Granite crews will clear debris, rocks, and mudslides. Additionally, they will build retaining walls to strengthen the roadway and protect it from future erosion and landslides. They will install drainage systems to effectively manage runoff. Furthermore, reconstruction of sections of SR 180, allowing safe passage along this route.
“Granite has a long history of partnering with Caltrans District 6 to find innovative solutions to urgent and complex transportation system needs,” said Carter Rohrbough, Granite Vice President of Regional Operations. “We look forward to working with Caltrans District 6 again to restore safe access for local and visitor traffic wanting to see the breathtaking views of Kings Canyon National Park.”
When the Caltrans Granite contract project will be completed
The project started in August 2023 and is scheduled to be finished in June 2024.
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