Caltrans Maintenance – Explosive Boulder Removal!

California Department of Transportation

Date: Feburary 6, 2015
District: Headquarters – Sacramento
Contact:  Tamie McGowen
Phone:  (916) 657-5060

Watch Caltrans’ Explosive Boulder Removal!

CRESCENT CITY – Watch Caltrans’ latest News Flash video for a behind-the-scenes look at Caltrans Maintenance and Special Crews’ work to remove a rock hazard from above U.S. Highway 101 in Del Norte County. Caltrans Maintenance identified the boulder as a hazard after December winter weather events eroded the hillside enough to expose the car-sized rock. Caltrans worked with California State Parks to monitor the boulder’s status until a certified Caltrans blasting crew could respond and remove it in January.

Run time: 2:00

This is the 16th in a series of Caltrans News Flash videos that present the wide-ranging and critical work Caltrans does to keep California moving. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to

Motorists can get information on specific highway conditions from the Caltrans QuickMap at or by telephone at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Original CalTrans Press Release

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