Rapid Recovery

by Joe Erwin, P.E., Project Manager; California Department of Transportation, San Luis Obispo, CA,
Brian Fuller, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer; California Department of Transportation, San Luis Obispo, CA,



2019


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 1, Pg. 62-69


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In May 2017, the California Department of Transportation had to contend with a massive landslide that closed a section of the iconic State Route 1 through central California’s scenic coastal region of Big Sur. As it designed and constructed a replacement for the damaged roadway, the project team had to consider active rockfall, rapid erosion of the toe, and steep terrain as well as how best to protect future travelers.

Subject Headings: Landslides | Highway and road design | Routing (transportation) | Damage (material) | Damage (structural) | Project management | Team building | Erosion

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