Thank you to the residents of the Morgan Territory Road area as we prepare to open the road today for a portion of the day today. Your cooperation is very much appreciated,
The Public Works Department plans to provide controlled access across the landslide portion of Morgan Territory Road today, Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 9am to 3pm. Traffic crews and Sheriffs staff are on hand to help, along with area veterans who have stepped up once again to aid with shuttles.
The County's geotechnical consultant determined this week that rate of the slide has slowed to the extent that we can provide 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 today only, and is for residents of the Morgan Territory area.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and cooperation as we try to allow for access with the least disruption possible.