County Celebrates Opening of Morton Road at Canyon Creek

Placer County, CA  |  Source: Placer County

Placer County, CA (MPG) - Nearly six months since its collapse, Placer County is pleased to announce the completion of emergency repairs and official reopening of Morton Road with a bridge over Canyon Creek in Alta.

On Jan. 10, torrential rain caused 40 feet of rock and soil between the Canyon Creek culvert and Morton Road to be swept away several hundred yards downstream, stranding 15 households on the east side of the road. An alternative access was established, however it traversed a steep, windy gravel road over private property, causing alarm for emergency vehicle access.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors quickly approved two measures giving both short- and long-term assistance to the isolated community, so the county and RNR Construction could begin around-the-clock construction of a new bridge. With the bridge repair on the fast-track, the county was able to meet its goal of completion by the end of June.

A small ceremony was held on July 5th to celebrate the affected residents of Alta and give thanks to the men and women who worked so diligently to reconnect a community.

Source: Placer County

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