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HIGHWAY 1 NORTH OF RAGGED POINT NOW OPEN OVERNIGHT

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans officials announced today there will be no more overnight closures due to roadway erosion on Hwy. 1, nine miles north of Ragged Point  or three miles south of Gorda, which are both about seven miles into the Monterey County Line from San Luis Obispo.

This segment of Hwy. 1 will continue with continue roadwork during daytime hours (7:30 am to 5 pm) with reverse one-way traffic control.

A section of fill has been washed out by ocean surf due to recent heavy rains.

ß The temporary signal south of Lucia for the bridge/rockshed project remains in
operation.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY–Construction has resumed to install several horizontal drains on Highway 1 one mile north of Ragged Point during the daytime only, with one-way  traffic control with flaggers will continue from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and until 2 pm on Fridays.

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***UPDATE 2***
EMERGENCY BIG SUR RIVER PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 1 BEGINS NEXT WEEK

MONTEREY COUNTY – An emergency project to prevent the Big Sur River from cutting into the embankment by the Big Sur Lodge/Big Sur Park Campgrounds begins next Monday, Feb. 1, Caltrans officials announced today.

Alternating lane closures with one-way reverse traffic control will be in effect from 7 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays for two weeks with closures primarily on the northbound side. Up to 10-minute delays are anticipated

There are power lines in the work zone so PG&E will be shutting down the power for one day only on Monday, Feb. 1, from 8 am to 3 pm due to a power line relocation and setting two power poles across the road. Caltrans roadwork will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and continue for two weeks through mid-February.

The project is necessary as the Big Sur River is rapidly eroding the hillside. Big rocks, approximately 5’ x 5’ x 5’ will be placed via crane in the river to keep it from further cutting into the roadway embankment.

Granite Construction of Watsonville is the contractor for this $925,000 emergency project.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

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We’ve got another highway project that is going to begin right away. To clarify, this project is at the entrance to Big Sur Lodge and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

EMERGENCY BIG SUR RIVER PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 1 BEGINS NEXT WEEK

MONTEREY COUNTY – An emergency project to prevent the Big Sur River from cutting into the embankment by the Big Sur Lodge/Big Sur Park Campgrounds begins next Monday Feb. 1, Caltrans officials announced today.

Alternating lane closures with one-way reverse traffic control will be in effect from 7 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays for two weeks with closures primarily on the northbound side. Up to 10-minute delays are anticipated. There will be a closure this Friday, Jan. 29 from 9 am to 3:30 pm to deliver the rocks to the site and set up for next Monday’s work. This will be an intermittent closure with one-way reverse traffic control with flagging.

There are power lines in the way so PG&E will be shutting down the power during work hours for the two-week project since there are strict specifications on the placement of a crane in relation to overhead power lines. PG&E will be notifying residents/businesses from the Big Sur Lodge/Big Sur Park Campgrounds south to the County Line informing them of the electricity shut off while work is taking place.

The project is necessary as the Big Sur River is rapidly eroding the hillside. Big rocks, approximately 5’ x 5’ x 5’ will be placed via crane in the river to keep it from further cutting into the roadway embankment.

Granite Construction of Watsonville is the contractor for this $925,000 emergency project.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

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 HIGHWAY 1 NORTH OF RAGGED POINT OPEN DURING DAYTIME

MONTEREY COUNTY – Overnight closures will resume today Monday Jan. 25 from dusk to dawn (5 pm to 8 am) due to roadway erosion on Hwy. 1, nine miles north of Ragged Point Inn or three miles south of Gorda, which are both about seven miles into the Monterey County Line from San Luis Obispo.

This segment of Hwy. 1 will remain open during daytime hours (8 am to 5 pm) with reverse one-way traffic control with flagging but closed overnight indefinitely until the road is fixed. Caltrans has mobilized construction crews for repair.

A section of fill has been washed out by the surf due to recent heavy rains and it is necessary to have overnight closures when there is poor visibility of the road and hillside.

If travelling from San Luis County to Monterey County, motorists are advised to take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 68 as the suggested detour. Electronic message signs are posted to alert motorists of the overnight closures.

Businesses remain open and Big Sur will be accessible from the north during overnight hours and from both direction in the daytime.

 

  • The temporary signal south of Lucia for the bridge/rockshed project remains in

     operation.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

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1/24/2010: NOAA Weather

Big Sur

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High Surf Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook

Overnight: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 50 by 5am. Southeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday: Periods of rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 54. South southeast wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Periods of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Temperature rising to around 51 by 4am. South southeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 55. Southeast wind between 10 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Friday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

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Palo Colorado

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Overnight: Periods of rain. Temperature rising to around 50 by 5am. South southeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday: Periods of rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 54. South southeast wind between 17 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Periods of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Temperature rising to around 51 by 4am. South wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 55. South wind between 9 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Friday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

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#UPDATE#
FULL CLOSURE ON HWY. 1 NORTH OF RAGGED POINT BEGINS SUNDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY – Hwy. 1 will be fully closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning Sunday, Jan, 24 @ 5 pm for 2-3 weeks due to roadway erosion.  This closure will be in effect nine miles north of Ragged Point Inn or three miles south of Gorda, which is seven miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line.

This closure is necessary to bring in a large crane after a section of fill was washed out by the surf due to recent heavy rains.

Hwy. 1 will re-open upon completion of this $2 million emergency repair, which will be performed by Windsor/Specialty Contractors.

If travelling from San Luis County to Monterey County, motorists are advised to take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 68 as the suggested detour.  Electronic message signs are posted to alert motorists of this closure.

Businesses remain open and Big Sur will be accessible from the north.

ß The temporary signal south of Lucia for the bridge/rockshed project remains in
operation.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

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Big Sur

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Hazardous weather condition(s):

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 49 by noon, then falling to around 44 during the remainder of the day. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. South wind between 5 and 8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. East southeast wind at 8 mph becoming west.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South southeast wind between 3 and 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 47.

Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 48.

Tuesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

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Palo Colorado

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Hazardous weather condition(s):

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 51 by noon, then falling to around 45 during the remainder of the day. South southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. South southwest wind between 7 and 9 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Light and variable wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 47.

Tuesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
#UPDATE#
FULL CLOSURE ON HWY. 1 NORTH OF RAGGED POINT BEGINS SUNDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY – Hwy. 1 will be fully closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning Sunday, Jan, 24 @ 5 pm for 2-3 weeks due to roadway erosion.  This closure will be in effect nine miles north of Ragged Point Inn or three miles south of Gorda, which is seven miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line.
 
This closure is necessary to bring in a large crane after a section of fill was washed out by the surf due to recent heavy rains.
 
Hwy. 1 will re-open upon completion of this $2 million emergency repair, which will be performed by Windsor/Specialty Contractors.
 
If travelling from San Luis County to Monterey County, motorists are advised to take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 68 as the suggested detour.  Electronic message signs are posted to alert motorists of this closure.
 
Businesses remain open and Big Sur will be accessible from the north.
 
The temporary signal south of Lucia for the bridge/rockshed project remains in operation.
 
Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”
 
For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm
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