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HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, JUNE 19:PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES….WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY MONDAY, JUNE 19 (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.) 

 

 

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

 

   THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW. 

 

· [Access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20.76) to the north.]

 

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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL. GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AT THE SITE AND INCLUDES: FIELD MAPPING, RADAR MONITORING AND REVIEW OF USGS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY DATA. IT REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE ROADWAY THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE . CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE. 

 

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

 

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

 

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:
   5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

 

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:
5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

 

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

 

The targeted “public access” date is currently mid-July, dependent on roadway conditions and slide activity.

 

     Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked over to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Mud Creek assessment progress continues but is closed until further notice. We continue to bring convoys with 10-wheelers containing loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—the next convoy is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20

· Current “Tentative” Timeline as follows:

o On site, the contractor has completed abutment 2 on the north side and continues work to complete abutment 1 on the south side, scheduled to complete mid-July.

o The steel girders will be assembled on site between July 6—July 30.

o Bridge Launch is scheduled between July 31—August 6.

o Deck Construction—schedule to be determined.

o Current public access date remains: Mid-to-late September.

1) Mud Creek (PM 8.9), 2) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction (PM 45.52) 

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – FRIDAY, MAY 26 AT 1 PM – PAUL’S SLIDE CONTINUES TO BE FULLY CLOSED TO EVERYONE

 

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES TO BE FULLY CLOSED TO EVERYONE AS OF 1 PM, THURSDAY, MAY 25. CALTRANS ENGINEERS REPORT CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY AND THE AREA HAS BEEN CLOSED IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY. THE RADAR MONITORING SYSTEM SHOWS SLIDE ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE; CALTRANS IS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO PASS BELOW THE SLIDE AND MATERIAL REMAINS ON THE ROADWAY. LOCAL ACCESS AND DELIVERIES AT THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIMES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 30, WHEN A RE-ASSESSMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY.  

 

 

HIGHWAY ONE UPDATE – MONDAY, MAY 22 – PAUL’S SLIDE NOON ACCESS TODAY CANCELLED 

 

No noon time access today at Paul’s Slide due to slide activity with minimal

 

visibility due to fog. We will provide an update this afternoon regarding this evening’s 7 PM access.

 

 

 

 

MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL AND REMAINS IMPASSABLE. PAUL’S SLIDE HAS ALSO HAD SLIDE ACTIVITY AND HAS CEASED WORK FOR THE TIME BEING. HOWEVER, IT WILL ALLOW LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ACCESS TOMORROW, MONDAY, MAY 22 BUT CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE(SEE UPDATE ABOVE). CALTRANS NEEDS TO RE-ASSESS THE SITUATION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE BY MID-DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 23.

Good morning everyone,
 

· Many of you, especially local residents, are tired of the lack of access. Although we empathize with you, we will not risk your safety or anyone else’s when slide activity continues and there is poor visibility to be able to see the top of the slide. Mud Creek has been active since January.

 

A non-rainy day does not mean slide activity ceases. Mud Creek may be closed through next week but I will provide an update mid-morning Monday once our crews have had a chance to conduct an assessment and make progress. So for now, Nacimiento-Fergusson is the road to take when exiting south or going north. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a pleasant weekend.

 

 

Susana Z. Cruz 

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

From the Unified Command. 4/10/17
A reminder that the Pfeiffer Bypass Trail will have a hard closure tomorrow, Tuesday 4/11/17. This will be necessary due to a PG&E power pole rerouting. This rerouting will be done via helicopter and the area is adjacent to the trail. Hours of closure will be approximately 8:00 am o 4:00 pm. The closure will be staffed by State Parks at the north and south trail heads to allow for use when safe throughout the operational period. This operation may be postponed due to inclement weather.

 

There is NO access allowed across the Pfeiffer Canyon bridge area! Please take the trail through the park that the volunteers and CCCs spent so many hours working on so you could get back and forth. If anyone is injured in the bridge area work will stop until an investigation is done, possibly delaying work for quite some time.

 

Dogs are allowed on the Pfeiffer Canyon trail through the park, on leash only!

 

Thank you!

 

Martha Karstens, BSVFB, Gerry Malais, OES.

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Hwy 1 update 

Photos: 1) Salmon Creek (PM 2.23); 2) Two photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) Willow Creek (PM 11.66); 4) Mill Creek (PM 18.46) from this weekend’s rains. 

*New information*

 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35).

 

· As roadwork to restore Mud Creek (PM 8.9) gets underway, effective Monday, April 17, residents going through Mud Creek (PM 8.9) will have an access window similar to Paul’s Slide, but longer to allow passage through both work sites. Resupply schedule on Fridays is also slightly longer.

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is open to the public.

· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:00am – 9:30am, and 5:00pm – 8pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents have unlimited access between Gorda and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).

o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

· As of Monday, April 17, there will be limited resident access through Mud Creek due to major restorative work above the roadway; access is limited to 5am – 6:30am and 6:30pm – 8pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For now, unlimited resident access will continue to be allowed daily if they are in between the gated areas of Mud Creek and Paul’s, or north of Paul’s Slide to south of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; resident access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum six to eight weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· Demolition of the bridge is complete: The final span (span 1) came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon is nearing completion and utility relocation will follow.** Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

 

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

 

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Thursday, April 13 or sooner if conditions change.

 

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us.

 

· **Caltrans wishes to thank all the agencies that have been working with us to help expedite the repairs and reconstruction of the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast—especially and most recently, utility companies PG&E and AT&T for their expedited work and support in the reconstruction efforts at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

 
Salmon Creek (PM 2.23);

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Willow Creek (PM 11.66)

Mill Creek (PM 18.46)

PG&E has postponed this pole rerouting project until 4/11.
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The Pfeiffer Bypass Trail will have a hard closure on 4/9/17. This will be necessary due to a PG&E power pole rerouting. This rerouting will be done via helicopter and the area is adjacent to the trail. Hours of closure will be approximately 0800-1700 hrs. The closure will be staffed by State Parks at the north and south trail heads to allow for use when safe throughout the operational period. This operation may be postponed due to inclement weather

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