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Caltrans gives rundown on Highway 33 runoff project

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

If you've wondered about the series of concrete K-rails along Highway 33 between Foster Park and Ventura, they're for pollution control. Well, sort of. More specifically, they're in place to protect Caltrans crews upgrading the drainage systems to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff.

For the next 10 months or so, gross solids reduction devices (GSRDs) will be installed along the route, as well as one maintenance vehicle pullout to allow safe access to one of the new features. “There is a demand, by state law, for reducing the amount of junk and debris finding its way into waterways,” said Mike Comeaux, public information officer for Caltrans District 7. “This is a part of that.”

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