POMONA, Calif. -- Crews have removed 11,000 cubic yards of loose dirt and rocks from the site where a recent landslide closed two freeway transition roads in San Dimas, but the closure could continue for two more weeks.
The slide at 8:30 a.m. Thursday forced closure of the transition from the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway to the northbound Orange (57)
Freeway, and the transition from the northbound Chino Valley (71) Freeway to the northbound 57 Freeway, said Maria Raptis of Caltrans.
"Caltrans geotechnical engineers were on the site throughout the weekend to access the damage and design a stabilization plan," Raptis said in a statement. "Crews worked to stabilize the hillside by removing loose gravel and grading the slope."
Crews also placed about 80,000 square feet of plastic on the hillside to prevent further rain damage, and installed concrete median barriers -- K-
rails -- at the site, Raptis said.
Although preliminary estimates called for the roadways to be reopened within a week of the slide, authorities now believe the closure could continue
through March 8, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.
Crews Remove Dirt Caused by Pomona Landslide
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