Now into phase two "Drillin' and Fillin'" the current section of the repair work to the base of the hill with 100 of the first rock shafts. Some are drilled and pounded into the ground 40-45 feet and then filled with rock. The area will then be covered and built upon and the theory is that with the addition of close to 200 rock shafts along the base of the unstable slope, the new road constructed above will remain stable and will need minimal repair if the future, like pot holes and the like with normal road work.
The project is on track and should meet deadlines estimated by the end of the year or early 2016.
The temporary road with an alternating signal light is working well and commuters utilizing the route are not experiencing lengthy delays.