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Caltrans Assists Contractors with Boulder Reduction, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Caltrans News Flash #105

Date: December 5, 201
District: District 1
Contact: Eli Rohl
Phone: (707) 441-3998
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

EUREKA – In this Caltrans News Flash, licensed Caltrans blasting specialists travel to a State Route 299 work site in eastern Humboldt County to reduce the size of overhanging boulders at a construction site by blasting, saving both time and taxpayer money.

Caltrans was rendering aid to a contractor who had requested assistance with the boulder removal. We speak with members of the Caltrans blasting team to learn more about the process and precautions taken to ensure that blasting operations are safe and successful.

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 105th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

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