Video: California SR-2 Slide Repair and Spider Excavator

In February of 2019 a rockslide on California SR-2, the Angeles Crest Highway, buried the road in 30 feet of rubble and closed the road indefinitely. Caltrans worked to clear the remaining landslide debris and reduce the hazards in the area. Part of the work involved using a spider excavator to excavate from the head of the landslide down. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen showing this unique piece of equipment in action. There is also a nice article about the project on The Drive.