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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
District: 5 - Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Benito Counties
Contact:
Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #43***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS CLOSED AT ALDER CREEK JUST NORTH OF THE MONTEREY/SLO COUNTY LINE
THROUGH MID-JUNE

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Geologic instability and debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (Post Mile 7.5), 40 miles south of Big Sur,

have closed the roadway completely in both directions to all public, including motorized vehicles, pedestrians

and cyclists since April 14. THIS SECTION OF HWY. 1 REMAINS EXTREMELY UNSTABLE SO THE CLEAN-

UP OPERATION IS PROCEEDING AT A SLOW BUT STEADY PACE. Work operations changed over the

weekend from top-down slide repair to actual hauling off material. Today, operation includes flying rock

nets for installation to provide slope protection. Debris hauling will continue tomorrow. The estimated

opening date is tentatively scheduled for mid-June.

All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN to the public. Motorists traveling to Big Sur from the SOUTH

can take Hwy. 101 to the Monterey area, proceed west on Hwy. 68 then south on Hwy. 1 to reach Big Sur.

Another update will be provided as conditions warrant.

Caltrans greatly appreciates the patience, understanding and cooperation of the entire Big Sur

community and all of its visitors during this difficult and challenging situation on Hwy. 1.

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.

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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Benito Counties
Contact:
Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #41***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS CLOSED AT ALDER CREEK JUST NORTH OF THE MONTEREY/SLO COUNTY LINE
THROUGH MID-JUNE

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Geologic instability and debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (Post Mile 7.5), 40 miles south of Big Sur,

have closed the roadway completely in both directions to all public, including motorized vehicles, pedestrians and

cyclists. THIS SECTION OF HWY. 1 REMAINS EXTREMELY UNSTABLE SO THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION

IS PROCEEDING AT A SLOW BUT STEADY PACE 400-500 FEET ABOVE THE ROADWAY. Two spyders

(like a backhoe) and two bulldozers are making progress down the slope removing slide debris. This

type of work is very difficult and challenging and safety is always our top priority. Unfortunately, two

Caltrans workers were injured from falling rocks last week. There was also a minor work stoppage due to

inclement weather over the weekend. The estimated opening date is tentatively scheduled for mid-June.

All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN to the public. Motorists traveling to Big Sur from the SOUTH

can take Hwy. 101 to the Monterey area, proceed west on Hwy. 68 then south on Hwy. 1 to reach Big Sur.

Another update will be provided as conditions warrant.

Caltrans greatly appreciates the patience, understanding and cooperation of the entire Big Sur

community and all of its visitors during this difficult and challenging situation on Hwy. 1.

For more information on Monterey County projects, call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/. The public may also call the statewide CHIN at (800) 427-7623 for

updates on current traffic conditions.

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State of California • Department of Transportation

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ALDER CREEK SLIDE—NETTING, BULLDOZERS & SPYDERS (1 OF 4) ALDER CREEK SLIDE—NETTING, BULLDOZERS & SPYDERS (2 OF 4)

State of California • Department of Transportation

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ALDER CREEK SLIDE—NETTING, BULLDOZERS & SPYDERS (3 OF 4) ALDER CREEK SLIDE—NETTING, BULLDOZERS & SPYDERS (4 OF 4)

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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 3 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Benito Counties
Contact:
Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #40***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS CLOSED AT ALDER CREEK JUST NORTH OF THE MONTEREY/SLO COUNTY
LINE FOR 4-8 WEEKS

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Geologic instability and debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (Post Mile 7.5), 40 miles south of Big

Sur, have closed the roadway completely in both directions to all public, including motorized vehicles,

pedestrians and cyclists. THIS SECTION OF HWY. 1 REMAINS EXTREMELY UNSTABLE SO THE

CLEAN-UP OPERATION IS PROCEEDING AT A SLOW BUT STEADY PACE NEARLY 300 FEET ABOVE

THE ROADWAY. Two spyders (like a backhoe) and two bulldozers are removing slide debris and

work crews are installing netting protection. Due to the physical constraints of this very difficult

operation, the estimated opening date (subject to change) is now four to eight weeks from today.

All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN to the public. Motorists traveling to Big Sur from the

SOUTH can take Hwy. 101 to the Monterey area, proceed west on Hwy. 68 then south on Hwy. 1 to reach

Another update will be provided as conditions warrant.

Caltrans greatly appreciates the patience, understanding and cooperation of the entire Big Sur

community and all of its visitors during this difficult and challenging situation on Hwy. 1.

For more information on Monterey County projects, call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/. The public may also call the statewide CHIN at (800) 427-7623 for

updates on current traffic conditions.

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State of California • Department of Transportation

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ALDER CREEK SLIDE—FULL VIEW OF BULLDOZERS AND SPYDER AT WORK ON TOP OF SLIDE

ALDER CREEK SLIDE—DIFFICULT NETTING MATERIAL INSTALLATION

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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Benito Counties
Contact:
Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***GENERAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

DRILLING TO BEGIN THURSDAY ON HWY. 1 AT ROCKY CREEK

MONTEREY COUNTY:

1) Geologic drilling at Rocky Creek (Post Mile 60.5) will begin this Thursday, May 5 and continue

daily through next Friday, May 13. Work hours are from 7 am to 6 pm. On weekdays, traffic will

be held for up to 15 minutes to allow the maximum drilling to be performed. On Saturday and

Sunday, reverse one-way traffic control with flaggers will take place, in conjunction with the

existing signal. The purpose for this drilling is to perform subsurface investigations for the

permanent roadway fix.

Another update on the Alder Creek slide will be issued as progress warrants.

Caltrans greatly appreciates the patience, understanding and cooperation of the entire Big Sur

community and all of its visitors during this difficult and challenging situation on Hwy. 1.

For more information on Monterey County projects, call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/. The public may also call the statewide CHIN at (800) 427-7623 for

updates on current traffic conditions.

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