On April 22, 2022, Caltrans closed the section of Highway 18 between Lake
Gregory Drive and Pine Road due to erosion near Red Rock Wall.
Exactly four months later, on Aug. 22, Public Information Officer Emily Leinen went live on Facebook to announce the repair work had been completed and the road was reopening. Reaction was swift, with residents expressing their joy at not having to detour around the area any longer.
Repairs were complicated by there being four locations where work was required. Supply chain issues were a concern throughout the process.
Both Caltrans and Skanska, the contractor that performed the work, thanked motorists for their patience and understanding throughout the work.
(Photo by Douglas W. Motley)