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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.
Previous message:

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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Hwy 1 update 

Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Demolished Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge’s (PM 45.52) debris removal efforts. 

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:  

 

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.

2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access

       to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

 

 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status. 

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now 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 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. 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):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six 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: Span 1 came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. 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 Monday, March 27 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 .

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge debris removal efforts (PM 45.52)
Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

HWY 1 update 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note changes since yesterday below: 

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now 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.

· There will be a complete closure at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6). Residents will have limited access (mornings from 5:30am – 6:00am and evenings from 7:00pm – 7:30pm). These daily windows will not allow for deliveries.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. 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):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd , there will be limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six 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 nearly complete: bridge debris clearing from the canyon began yesterday and operations to demolish Span 1 (south side) and clear debris from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. 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 Wednesday, March 22 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 .