Rapid Recovery

by Joe Erwin, P.E., Project manager the California Department of Transportation’s District 5, which serves Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.,
Brian Fuller, P.E., Senior transportation engineer for the California Department of Transportation’s District 5, which serves Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.,


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) | Team building | Erosion | Terrain

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