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Photo by Mark McKenna
Officials have considered rerouting Last Chance Grade inland since the current route was cut in 1933.
Courtesy of Caltrans
This March landslide shut down Last Chance Grade for four hours, the first full closure along the stretch in recent memory, but was quickly cleaned up.
Courtesy of Caltrans
Last Chance Grade lost another 10 feet during a March slipout.
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Construction work around a March slipout that took 10 feet down of Last Chance Grade.
Photo by Mark McKenna
If the North Coast can't unite behind a proposal, Last Chance Grade may go the way of this road sign.
Photo by Mark McKenna
A 10-foot section of road on Last Chance Grade slid toward the ocean last month, a reminder that geology is working against the roadway.
Photo by Mark McKenna
Caltrans major damage engineer and Last Chance Grade project manager Sebastian Cohen describes the fail points on a section of Last Chance Grade.
Photo by Mark McKenna
A 10-foot section of road on Last Chance Grade slid toward the ocean last month, a reminder that geology is working against the roadway.
Photo by Mark McKenna
Crews work on a retaining wall on a section of Last Chance Grade.
Photo by Mark McKenna
Crews work on a retaining wall on a section of Last Chance Grade.
Photo by Mark McKenna
A tractor trailer passes one of the retaining walls on the grade.
Photo by Mark McKenna
Workers gather data from load sensors on a retaining wall that is at one of the fail points.
Photo by Mark McKenna
A large retaining wall reinforces a stretch of Last Chance Grade, the 3-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 south of Crescent City.
Photo by Mark McKenna
Workers gather data from load sensors on a retaining wall that is at one of the fail points.
Photo by Mark McKenna
A 10-foot section of road on Last Chance Grade slid toward the ocean last month, a reminder that geology is working against the roadway.
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Construction work around a March slipout that took 10 feet down of Last Chance Grade.

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