El Portal Reconstruction Cascades Staging Areas

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The reconstruction of the El Portal Rd will require an additional staging area to those already identified for this project. The parking area at the Big Oak Flat Road intersection and the south parking lot at Cascades have already been designated for staging for this project. This area was used during the earlier reconstruction project for similar purposes. We expect the Big Oak Flat intersection lot will be used to stockpile facing rock, the Cascades north lot for a staging area, the Cascades south lot for a processing area.

The initial task in this project involves removing the eastbound lane down to the level of the river in the area being reconstructed. The Cascades south lot is not large enough to process and store all this removed material. The crusher operation alone will take up this lot.