Caltrans News Flash #199 - Caltrans Uses Spyder Excavator to Clear Slides Too Steep for Regular Equipment


District: District 7 - Los Angeles
Contact: Jim Medina
Phone: (213) 897-3487
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

LOS ANGELES — The urgent clean-up and repair of a substantial rock and dirt slide on State Route 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) in the San Gabriel Mountains in Angeles National Forest this winter required a unique piece of equipment that climbs and clears slopes too steep for regular bulldozers.

In this Caltrans News Flash, we describe how a large dirt and rock slide was removed on State Route 2 near Los Angeles. The closed portion of this route normally carries substantial traffic on route to ski resorts in the Angeles National Forest.

Caltrans News Flash 199

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 199th 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.