Today’s Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE
OVERNIGHT CLOSURES AT BRIDGE AND ROCK SHED-FOUR NIGHTS STARTING MONDAY
MONTEREY COUNTY: Bridge and rock shed work continues on Highway 1 at
Pitkins/Rain Rocks (PM 21.3), 1.8 miles south of Lucia and 25 miles south
of Big Sur as part of the bridge and rock shed project, Caltrans officials
Four overnight full Hwy. 1 closures of the bridge and rock shed are
necessary for the roof panels to be placed overhead on the rock shed
starting Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12 from 9 pm to 6 am
(finishing on Friday morning, July 13).
Electronic message signs will be posted at each end of the closure and at
three other locations alerting motorists of the closure ahead. Emergency
vehicles will be allowed through, although it may involve up to 30-minute
All roadwork on the $30 million project is expected to be completed by
Spring of 2013.
A permanent viaduct repair project is being implemented for Rocky Creek. It
is an $11 million project to begin after Labor Day. More details to follow.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway construction zones.
For more information on Monterey County projects, call the toll-free
hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit
www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/. The public may also call the statewide
CHIN at (800) 427-7623 for
updates on current traffic conditions.