If you’re frustrated by the closure of Southside Road near Hollister due to a late May landslide near Blossom Lane, you’ll need to try and calm yourself for at least another three weeks.
That’s how long it will take to complete the repair work “if everything goes to plan,” said John Guertin, director of the county’s Resource Management Agency.
“So far what we’ve done to date is kind of a lot of the prep work in doing the ramps and putting in some environmental measures to keep the dirt from contaminating the adjacent fields, and that type of stuff,” Guertin said.
On Monday, crews with hired contractor Don Chapin Co. can start pushing back the hillside, “working from the top and working their way down to stabilize the hill,” he said.
The road will remain closed from Blossom Lane to Tyler Trail near Ridgemark, Guertin said.
“It’s a hard closure,” he said. “It’s closed, so nobody should be going on it.”