The Public Works Department plans to provide controlled access across the landslide portion of Morgan Territory Road today only: Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 9am to 3pm.
The County's geotechnical consultant determined this week that the rate of movement of the slide is slowing, which provides an opportunity for vehicles of legal load limits to drive across in a controlled manner ahead of rainy weather forecasted for next week. Workers will be present to control traffic and evaluate the roadway condition for indications the landslide is no longer safe to drive across. Contra Costa Water District will also be on site to monitor their waterline. The path will only be twelve feet wide and motorists are asked to limit their speed to 5 mph as they drive across the landslide and be prepared for delays depending upon the amount of vehicles. Due to the narrow passage, pedestrian traffic will also be controlled by workers during this time for safety.
Future opportunities to drive across the landslide will be considered depending on stability and safety of the landslide. Please note this access is limited to Sunday only, and is for residents of the Morgan Territory area.