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The highway was rebuilt in 2007, allowing motorists to once again use SR 508 through Bear Canyon.
As work neared completion, crews finished building the new wall and highway.
The lagging for the wall was installed, as crews worked to stablize the wall with additional fill material. Anchors were also installed to provide additional support for the new wall.
Crews installed and checked the alignment of the "H-piles." A horizontal drilling rig was used to drill several anchors at each pile location. The equipment drilled 70-feet into the rock hillside where each anchor was installed, securing and preventing movement of the piling. "H-pile" installation and the timber lagging progressed well. The timber lagging was installed to the top of the piling. By the end of May, approximately 40 of the 58 piles were installed.
Repair work continued as crews rebuilt the roadway with a soldier pile wall. Once the damaged slope was stabilized, the pavement was repaired and striped.
Work to repair SR 508 at Bear Canyon began in late April 2007.
The following photos show the severe road settlement which occurred at Bear Canyon, just east of Cinebar on SR 508. The settlement was caused by record rainfall in early November 2006 that saturated the slope around the highway.