“Murietta Diamond” Insterstate Interchange
Caltrans and the City of Murietta partnered to improve the interstate interchange at I-215 and Los Alamos Rd in Murietta. Part of the improvement was to make the interchange more attractive and brand it more to the city. The City's signature emblem is the Diamond. Decorative stones and vegetation will be installed in the Slopetame2 areas. Slopetame2 won out in a competitive contest among other products for the following reasons: • Slopetame2's fabric backing is injection molded to the grid, not glued on. • Slopetame2 flexes in both directions - laterally and horizontally. • Slopetame2 structure is low-profile leading to less stone fill. • Slopetame2 has erosion control bars every third row between rings to help minimize stone movement.
The interchange at I-215 and Los Alamos Rd
3480 sq meters (37,400 sq ft)
Caltrans with the City of Murietta.
Slopetame2 filled with aggregate.
Slopetame2 surrounds the "Murietta Diamond" under construction.
Workers cut and place sections of Slopetame2 around the image/sculpture.
Long rolls of Slopetame2 make for quick installation.
Workers adjust the fabric backing between rolls of Slopetame2.
Model 2020 rolls (6.6ft x 65.6 ft) of Slopetame2 were installed at the site.
A worker installs the anchoring system for Slopetame2.
Prior to installation, the "Murietta Diamond" shape is sprayed on the embankment.