Department of Transportation
Director, Panos Kokkas, P.E.
Canyon Creek Road Slide
Trinity County Road Crews will be able to maintain the road above the Canyon Creek Slide when Dyer Excavation allows safe through travel.
12/1/22: Trinity County Department of Transportation has received reports that many residents of Canyon Creek road are driving through the closed road at the slide on a regular basis. It is important that residents understand the potential exists for the slide on Canyon Creek Road to fail and block the entire roadway for an extended period of time. Dyer Construction is currently working to remove the slide material and will begin installing measures to improve safety at the site. A temporary rockfall barrier will be installed (tentatively the week of 12/12) to provide safe traffic flow through at least one lane as they work to install an engineered rock stabilization system. It may take several months to install the stabilization system, which should reduce slides at the site. Until that stabilization is installed, there is a high potential that the slide may activate and cover the roadway.
If a large amount of debris blocks the road, it could take days, weeks or even months to clear the road enough for traffic to pass. This County has NO CONTROL over this.
We strongly advise that residents consider the high risk that they could be trapped for extended periods of time with no way in or out, and no access for emergency vehicles, and decide whether they need to relocate until the slide is stabilized.
For questions regarding the Canyon Creek slide project, please contact Kandace Claybaker project manager with Dyer All Terrain at (727) 417-7766. The DOT will post other updates as they are provided to us from the contractor.
Dyer plans to work on Saturdays, again this will be weather dependent.
Trinity County DOT will be provided with WEEKLY updates of traffic control measures to be implemented by Dyer All Terrain Excavation. These traffic schedule updates will be provided every Friday for the following week. DOT will post these updates on our Facebook page and DOT website as soon as we are able in order to help assure that residents and interested parties are informed of any weekly traffic control measures. We suggest following either of these two sources for the most up-to-date information available.
During the time Dyer Corp. is under contract, they will determine the required traffic control measures for the site based on safety considerations and work requirements.
County Crews will (winter) maintain the road as we are able and as allowable based on Dyer Corp. traffic control restrictions.
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