This location along SR 21 had been the site of several large rockfall events in the past. This project removed loose rock material along with securing other parts of the steep rock slope. The contractor "scaled" the slope, removing loose rocks by hand, then larger rock sections were bolted into the slope. Following that work, a steel mesh net was installed. The net will assist in holding rocks to the slope and prevent falling rocks from bouncing out into the roadway.
Reduces the need for drivers having to swerve to avoid rocks in the roadway and of falling rocks hitting vehicles.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT addresses the concerns of tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan.
Total funding from all sources - $800,000
Al Gilson, Public Information Officer
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207
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