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Earthquake Aftermath: CalTrans begins repair work on Highway 178, allocates $3.1 million for repairs

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Southern California
Posted at 8:44 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 11:44:55-04

RIDGECREST, Calif. — The repairing process has begun on highways impacted by the recent quakes. CalTrans has begun work on Highway 178 about six miles east of Ridgecrest.

Highway 178 experienced cracking in three separate areas within a four-mile stretch due to seismic activity. After the earthquakes, CalTrans said crews made temporary repairs to the 178.

One way traffic control is in effect while permanent repairs are made. Construction is set to last through the end of the week.

According to CalTrans Interim Director Bob Franzola signed an emergency order allocating $3.1 million for needed repairs.