New Aerial Photo of 101 Slide
New Caltrans photo of the hill that ate Hwy 101 shows progress being made. According to their press release,
Geotechnical drilling is now complete and crews are continuing to perform drainage work, installing horizontal drains into the hillside to help remove subsurface water. Work has begun on a project design to further stabilize the hillside and restore the highway to the pre-existing four lanes. Earthwork is anticipated to resume in the middle of May and the roadway is expected to be fully restored before winter.
Currently, the highway is open to one lane in each direction 24 hours a day. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.
All work is weather dependent. For the most current road information on all State highways, please call 1-800-427-7623 (1-800-GAS-ROAD) or visit www.dot.ca.gov.
If you click on the photo, it will get bigger and you can see incredible details including, on the lower left of the slide, ponds that allow the soil to settle before the water is allowed back into the river.