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Palos Verdes Drive South stabilization work ends

The following article was included in today's Daily Breeze:

By Melissa Pamer Staff Writer Posted: 09/14/2010 05:29:30 PM PDT Updated: 09/14/2010 05:46:13 PM PDT
The City of Rancho Palos verdes is finishing a major project on Plaos verdes Drives South at the Portugese Bend landslide area. The roadway and hillside has been sprayed with a green seeding mixture to promote rapid growth. (Robert Casillas / Staff Photographer) Related

A bright-green layer of grass and native-plant seeds has capped off more than a month of work to stabilize part of Palos Verdes Drive South where it passes through the Portuguese Bend landslide.

A portion of the Rancho Palos Verdes roadway was shifting by up to a foot per year, and fissures were forming in the surrounding soil.

In late July, a city contractor tore out existing vegetation and began grading the area. About 4,500 cubic yards of earth that had sloughed off the landslide was dumped and compacted on the south side of a 1,000-foot stretch of road.

That part of the curving street - near flashing signs warning of landslide movement - is now more stable because of the $214,000 project, city officials say.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • September 15 2010 10:01PM


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