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Caltrans working ‘fast and furious’

By asoglin
Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 8:18 am in George Kelly.

In a phone call this morning, Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said the agency doesn’t have an estimated time of completion for MacArthur Maze repairs.

Wonder said a contractor, Cleveland Wrecking Company, has been working on demolition since Sunday evening. Because of the emergency nature of the collapse, she said the contract was probably based on an informal call and that work began around midday Sunday.

Wonder said the portion hanging over the Interstate 880 structure “is gone. Now we have to shore up the other portion that is standing before they can demolish the rest. We need to get in there and do some assessments

“Then our experts can go in with design folks and do a better assessment and then design a permanent fix,” Wonder said. “We’ve got our best design team and structural team. We are working very fast and furious.”

At 7:50 a.m., Wonder said she has been up since 6:30 a.m. Sunday. “I’m like that little Energizer bunny,” she said.

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