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Was US 101 south of Crescent itís in Rockslide?

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roadman65:
I noticed that a part of US 101 where it becomes rural south of Crescent City and north of Trinidad, there are one lane segments with portable stop lights managing traffic. One of those has the hill up on the inland side over the NB lane and the SB lane used for both lifted up.

I assume a recent avalanche must of happened?

Max Rockatansky:
Not only just recently, thatís just how unstable the Last Chance Grade is.  Essentially the modern highway is probably going to be rerouted inland to the east somewhat soon.  I did my own take on the Last Chance Grade this last February which goes into a lot of the historic problems the area has seen:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/02/us-route-101-and-last-chance-grade.html?m=1

Max Rockatansky:
BTW, you in California right now?

roadman65:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on July 08, 2021, 01:33:15 PM ---BTW, you in California right now?

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Yes clinching 101.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on July 08, 2021, 05:27:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on July 08, 2021, 01:33:15 PM ---BTW, you in California right now?

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Yes clinching 101.

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If arenít to San Juan Bautista yet look into Old Salinas Road/San Juan Grade.  Itís a relic example of original 101, the San Benito County side even has 20 foot wide concrete slabs still.  Awesome and short detour:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2017/10/old-us-101-san-juan-grade.html?m=1

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