Highway 243 washed out at mile post 17 during the Feb. 14 rains. This was the northern edge of major damage, 1 mile north of the Bay Tree Springs washout. A new culvert has been put in place and the road is being reconstructed. Photos by JP Crumrine
Near mile post 16.5, Ames Construction, the Caltrans contractor, has to dig up the road surface on Highway 243 to enable a new culvert and repair work to be done.
Photo by JP Crumrine
Near mile post 16.25, the road was damaged so much that it is no longer visible. Ames has begun reconstruction, but completion will not be soon.
Bay Tree Spring is still running. This is the old culvert, which was too small for the February runoff.
Highway 243 washed out at mile post 17 during the Feb. 14 rains. This was the northern edge of major damage, 1 mile north of the Bay Tree Springs washout. A new culvert has been put in place and the road is being reconstructed. Photos by JP Crumrine
Looking from the south side of the Bay Tree Spring washout to the north side, Ames is working to rebuild the base of the road back to the original surface. At left: At many of the new culverts, Caltrans has laid rocks to prevent future rains from eroding the side and edges of the highway.
This is Highway 243 just beyond Bay Tree Spring, mile post 16. Extensive damage destroyed the road, necessitating an almost new road.

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