BI repairs sliding slope

Public Works staff recently completed the NE Yeomalt Drive slope repairs that were authorized by the Bainbridge Island City Council in September along with an approved emergency declaration.

The roadway embankment experienced landslide activity in early spring, as evidenced by sloughing soil and mud down the embankment’s north slope.

Approximately 100 linear feet of the roadway was stabilized using soil nailing and a shotcrete retaining wall. Shotcrete is concrete that is placed through a spray (rather than pour) technique.

With the slope stabilized, Public Works staff will be working over the next few months to determine appropriate fencing or other barriers for the location, as well as upstream drainage improvements that will further reduce the risks of landslides in the area, a city news release says.