Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Best Way To Get Rid Of A Giant Rock Blocking the Highway? Blow It Up

How do you get rid of a 20-ton boulder blocking an important stretch of highway? Caltrans blew it up. A landslide in the Sierra Nevada blocked the westbound lane of U.S. 50 blocking the highway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

Crews drilled holes in the 18 foot rock and placed explosives in them and then the fun started. You can see for yourself below.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.