Regional Roads Victoria (Australia) has announced the completion of slope stabilization work at Namesone Point along the scenic Great Alpine Road in Gippsland. The work was part of $4.3M (AUS) in landslip remediation funding that included 3 other sites along the corridor. What caught my eye was this great photograph of the classic wedge failures along the road. I haven’t seen photos of the completed works, but it sounds like the mitigation at Namestone Point included rock bolting and draped mesh or cable net, which makes sense looking at the photo. Apparently, these sites are just part of a larger package of $32.8M in landslip funding statewide.
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Devil’s Slide Tunnel, Project Updates and Geotechnical Info
Devil’s Slide is an infamous landslide along California’s Highway 1 or Pacific Coast Highway near Pacifica, just south of the San Francisco Bay area. Caltrans’ Devil’s Slide Tunnel project is an effort to bypass that slide and make the heavily traveled roadway safe for drivers and to eliminate the maintenance and traffic hassles caused by slope failures blocking the road. We first covered the project back in September of 2007 when the tunnel portion of the project commenced. In that post, you can find a Google Earth KML File showing the location of the tunnels and the new bridges associated with the project. In this post, Iâ€™ll provide you with some updated progress information as well as some background on the geotechnical and other aspects of the project. More links and videos are at the end of the post. (Photo by Kim Komenich, San Francisco Chronicle). […]