Landslide Repairs Begin Today | Big Horn Basin Media

Landslide Repairs Begin Today

Written by on April 24, 2018

Repairs at the landslide on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway are scheduled to begin today.
Temporary repairs made by a private contractor, along with Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel, will begin this morning on highway 296 northwest of Cody. WYDOT resident engineer Todd Frost says they will be using a technique called soil nailing in order to keep the remaining driving lane in place.
During the soil nailing repairs, which are being conducted by a company out of Grand Junction, Colorado called Geological Stabilization, Incorporated, Frost says traffic delays of 60 minutes are expected.
Parts of the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway slid downhill this past Thursday, and single-lane traffic control over the slide area has been in place since then. Cody Beers with WYDOT says the slide area is located in the same area as a similar slope failure last spring.
BEERS ANNUAL LANDSLIDE An informational meeting for residents will be held this afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Chief Joseph RV Park, formerly known as the Painter Outpost, near the Clark’s Fork River. WYDOT District Engineer Pete Hallsten and District Maintenance Engineer Lyle Lamb will be available to answer questions about the Chief Joe Slide.

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