Caltrans Crews Reach Pacific Crest Trail On Ebbetts Pass/SR-4
Check out the wall of snow that our crews are battling through on their way to the summit of Ebbetts Pass during the annual clearing of the Sierra Passes to get the routes open for the summer season.
Caltrans Woodfords Area Lead Worker James Adams sent us the shots of the east side of State Route 4 where the road crosses over the PCT very near the summit.
Our west side crew was at Mosquito Lake earlier in the week, so we’re attacking it from both sides in the classic pincer move to get ‘er open.
Our goal is to have all winter passes open to the public no later than the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Late season storms, road damage and equipment issues may hinder this goal.
We know people are excited to get into the higher elevations, but our crews would like us to remind everyone to avoid walking or biking behind the closure signs when they are working to ensure your safety.
Please check http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ for up to the second road information. Also, follow us on Twitter @CaltransDist10 where we will post breaking news when the passes are set to open.