Emergency Slide Repairs Continue on Chief Joseph | Big Horn Basin Media

Emergency Slide Repairs Continue on Chief Joseph

Written by on August 23, 2019

A contractor experienced in mitigating landslides is heading up the emergency slide repair project on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.

The $363,000 project started this week on Highway 296 northwest of Cody. The contractor, Geological Stabilization, Inc., of Grand Junction, Colorado, was the project manager on last year’s landslide on the Chief Joseph Highway, as well as in the Wind River Canyon.

The contractor is performing a procedure called “soil nailing”, which stabilizes the ground beneath the highway. Installation of the 10-foot soil nail wall is currently under way 18 and a half miles west of Highway 296’s junction with Wyoming 120.

Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance engineer Lyle Lamb of Basin says WYDOT maintenance workers are assisting with traffic control and other efforts on the project. 

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