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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s date: Thursday, June 30, 2011

District:5 - Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

Contact:

Phone:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones

(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

***UPDATE***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE

MONTEREY COUNTY:
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Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (PM 60) between Carmel and Big Sur is open 24/7 to all traffic under one-way
signalized traffic control without any weight or length restrictions.

Traffic continues down to one lane just south of Lucia at Dani Creek (PM 22.6-22.8) with a temporary signal in
place for retaining wall installation. Work hours are from 7 am to 5 pm daily with work expected to be
completed this September. Cyclists traveling southbound are required to press the signal button to
activate a longer period to safely get through the narrow one-way uphill section.

The temporary signal about two miles south of Lucia at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (PM 21.3-21.6) for the
bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7 with the project expected to be completed in spring of 2013.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY: There are no projects currently under construction along Hwy. 1 in San Luis Obispo
County near the Monterey County Line.

Caltrans reminds motorists/cyclists to “Share the Road” and 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.

The contractor installing tiebacks at the Dani Creek Retaining Wall near Lucia (PM 22.5)

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California • Department of Transportation

Today’s date: Thursday, June 23, 2011

District:5 - Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

Contact:

Phone:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones

(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

***UPDATE***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 traffic control without any weight or Carmelrestrictions. is open 24/7 to all traffic under one-way
signalized at Rocky Creek (PM 60) between length and Big Sur

Traffic continues down to one lane just south of Lucia at Dani Creek daily with work expected to be
place for retaining wall installation. Work hours are from 7 am to 5 pm(PM 22.6-22.8) with a temporary signal in
completed this September. Cyclists traveling southbound are required to press the signal button to
activate a longer period to safely get through the narrow one-way uphill section.

The temporary signal about two miles south of Lucia atthe project expected to be completed in fall of 2013.
bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7 with Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (PM 21.3-21.6) for the

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY: There are no projects currently under construction along Hwy. 1 in San Luis Obisp
County near the Monterey County Line.

Caltrans reminds motorists/cyclists to “Share the Road” and that “we’re here to get you there.” For more informatio
on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.h

Pitkins Curve Bridge (MON-1-21.5). The middle span of the bridge remains under construction. Note the lack of falsework i

State of California • Department of Transportation

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constructing a cantilever section by the use of a "form traveler".

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Today’s Date:           Tuesday, June 21, 2011

District:                     Headquarters

Contact:                    Tamie McGowen; Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual)

Phone:                       (916) 657-5060    (805) 549-3138

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*** CORRECTION ***

CALTRANS WORKER KILLED YESTERDAY ON FREEWAY RAMP

IS THIRD TO DIE ON JOB SINCE MAY

 

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced that Richard Gonzalez, a 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker, died shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday after being struck by a vehicle while he was picking up litter along the northbound Interstate 15 connector ramp to eastbound State Route 94 in San Diego.

 

He is the third Caltrans worker to die on the job in 48 days – the most ever in such a short period of time.

 

On May 4, Stephen Palmer, Sr. was struck by a trolley and killed in National City near San Diego. On June 7, Jaime Obeso was killed by an errant vehicle while working on Interstate 8 in Imperial County.

 

Caltrans has called a statewide safety stand down to emphasize safety procedures. All routine or regularly-scheduled highway maintenance activities are being temporarily halted to revisit and reinforce all aspects of field safety and to ask the public for help.

Caltrans will post notices on its statewide network of more than 700 electronic highway message signs reminding motorists to watch out for Caltrans employees. Flags will be at half staff on Caltrans buildings across the state in remembrance of Caltrans workers who have needlessly lost their lives this year.

 

“Every day, highway workers put their lives in danger just by going to work,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These three tragic incidents are sobering reminders that we all must do everything we can to keep our highways safe. Motorists must slow down, watch out for highway workers and safely move over a lane when passing work crews.”

 

A January 2010 state law requires motorists to ‘move over or slow down’ when they see a Caltrans vehicle flashing its warning lights so the public is urged to make an extra safety effort while driving through work zones.

 

Highway construction and maintenance work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The risk of death is seven times greater for highway workers than for the average worker. Since the 1920s, 178 Caltrans employees have died while on the job.

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California • Department of Transportation
Today’s Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011@ 3:20 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 #45***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 FULLY OPENS AT ALDER CREEK
JUST NORTH OF THE MONTEREY/SLO COUNTY LINE TODAY

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 at Alder Creek (Post Mile 7.5), 40 miles south of Big Sur, has fully re-opened today, Thursday

afternoon, June 9, after a devastating slide had closed the roadway completely in both directions to

all public, including motorized vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists since April 14, Caltrans officials

announced today.

Caltrans wants to thank the affected communities for their patience and especially wants to thank Winsor

Construction for their efforts.

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.

ALDER CREEK SLIDE—APRIL 15

ALDER CREEK FULLY RE-OPENS—JUNE 9

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California • Department of Transportation
Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011@ 9:15 am
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 #44***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 WILL OPEN AT ALDER CREEK
JUST NORTH OF THE MONTEREY/SLO COUNTY LINE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 10

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 at Alder Creek (Post Mile 7.5), 40 miles south of Big Sur, will re-open by Friday, June 10,

Caltrans officials announced today.

A devastating slide had closed the roadway completely in both directions to all public, including motorized

vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists since April 14.

Caltrans wants to thank the affected communities for their patience and especially wants to thank

Windsor Construction for their efforts.

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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State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

Today’s Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact:
Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HWY. 1 DRAINAGE CULVERT REPLACEMENT IN CARMEL NEXT WEEK

MONTEREY COUNTY – A project to replace a drainage culvert on Hwy. 1 just south

of the Carmel River Bridge in Carmel will begin on Monday, June 6, Caltrans officials

announced today.

This project will result in one-way reversing traffic control with flagging Mondays through

Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm, with minimal delays anticipated. Roadwork is expected to

be completed in late July.

The contractor for this $56,000 project is Robert J. Frank, Inc. of Redding, CA.

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

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Monterey County, the public

can call Caltrans District 5 at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://

dot.ca.gov/dist05/main/road/mont.htm

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