Retaining Wall Receives Unique Redwood Cone Pattern At Willits Bypass Project

DSC00535A large retaining wall will soon be completed near the new south interchange of the Willits Bypass.  The unique redwood cone pattern was developed for this project as part of Caltrans’ use of context sensitive design.

Caltrans staff have created many designs to turn plain monoliths of concrete into pleasing to look at structures.  Some other examples used in past District 1 projects include a wall that looks like natural rock complete with subtle coloring, and a wall that looks like it is constructed with wood timbers.DSC00536
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