Caltrans and its contractor Ames Construction were busy repairing Highway 243 Thursday, May 9.
In Pine Cove, Caltrans crews were removing a huge boulder that was dislodged during the winter storms. It has gradually, but slowly, been slipping. By Friday, it was mostly gone.
Work is continuing on repairing Highway 243. New and larger culverts have been installed at two places north of Lake Fulmor. Because these culverts are much larger than the older ones, the road had to be dug out. Currently, there is about a 4-foot drop from the original road surface. This will be corrected, too.
Work is progressing at this site, too. Because of the fog, it was difficult to get a clear photograph of the work. But the current work area is probably 20 to 40 feet higher than the bottom of the original washout.