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Archive for January, 2012

Today’s Date: Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and
San
Benito Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Susana Z Cruz or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #5***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED 25 MILES SOUTH OF BIG SUR

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 (Post Mile 22) about 25 miles south of Big Sur remains closed in

both directions due to a large rock slide near Limekiln Creek. Caltrans

crews remain on site to re-construct the damaged protective nets and clear

debris from the roadway. Weather conditions are favorable so crews will

work daylight hours through the weekend to expedite clean up and repair.

Currently, there is no estimated time of opening. Work is continuing on

this slide removal and repair operation.

All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN with detours available for

motorists.

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.

Jim Shivers
Caltrans
District 5 Public Information Officer
(805) 549-3237

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Caltrans Press Release:
Today’s Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Susana Z Cruz or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #4***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED 25 MILES SOUTH OF BIG SUR

MONTEREY COUNTY:
Highway 1 (Post Mile 22) about 25 miles south of Big Sur remains closed in both directions due to a large rock slide near Limekiln Creek. Caltrans crews remain on site to re-construct the damaged protective nets and clear debris from the roadway. Weather conditions are favorable so crews will work daylight hours through the weekend to expedite clean up and repair.

Currently, there is no estimated time of opening but an update will be provided after a few more days of slide removal/repair progress.
All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN with detours available for motorists.

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Today’s Date:  Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 4 pm
District:         5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and
San
Benito Counties
Contact:          Jim Shivers       or         Susana Z Cruz   or  Colin Jones
Phone:    (805) 549-3237 or  (805) 549-3138  or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #3**
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED 25 MILES SOUTH OF BIG SUR

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 (Post Mile 22), 25 miles south of Big Sur remains closed

indefinitely in both directions due to a large rock slide near Limekiln

Creek.  Caltrans crews are on site during daylight hours to monitor, assess

and inspect the slide and hillside above it. Geologic conditions are still

very unstable so this work will resume tomorrow, when we hope to have an

estimate for opening Highway 1 at this location.  Weather conditions are

expected to continue improving this week.

There is no estimated time when the highway will re-open.

All Big Sur and coastal businesses remain OPEN with detours available for

motorists.

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

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Today’s Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 9:45 am
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Benito Counties
Contact:
Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone:
(805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #1***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

HIGHWAY 1 FULLY CLOSED 25 MILES SOUTH OF BIG SUR

MONTEREY COUNTY:

Highway 1 (Post Mile 22), 25 miles south of Big Sur is fully closed indefinitely in both directions due to

a large rock slide near Limekiln Creek. Caltrans crews are on the scene monitoring and assessing the

damage.

There is no estimated time as to when the highway will re-open.

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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Hello Big Sur!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Highway 1 is closed at Pitkins
Curve due to a rock slide. CHP is reporting 100 feet of debris is covering
both lanes. Colin Jones of Caltrans has reported they have crews on sight
right now and that they are monitoring the slide. They are bringing in
geologists to assess the hillside above the slide. Caltrans will reassess
the situation in the morning and we will send out another update as soon as
we get it.

The hard closure is at Limekiln Creek (the bridge). Nacimiento-Ferguson road
is south of the hard closure so, there is no access to Nacimiento-Ferguson
road from the north, per Colin Jones.

Be safe out there!

Regards,
Stan Russell

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.facebook.com/BigSurCalifornia
http://www.Twitter.com/BigSurCC
http://www.TheBigSurBlog.com – Contains updates on emergency information when appropriate.

Highway 1 Big Sur now has a toll free hotline to Check Road Conditions courtesy of CalTrans 888-836-0866

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Today’s date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

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

Counties

Contact:        Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones

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

               HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE

MONTEREY COUNTY:
§       Roadwork installing rocknet drapery for rockfall continues with
occasional closures and flagging nine miles north
of Ragged Point at Alder Creek (PM 7.5) where the slide took place last
spring.  Daytime work is scheduled to complete in February, weather
permitting.

§        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. Although the bridge
appears to be almost completed, roadwork still remains. The rockshed is
about 50% complete. Separately, a long retaining wall is being installed
about 50′ north of the bridge. This is a separate contract but is being
constructed by the same contractor. Golden State Bridge. This project began
in November and should be completed next April, weather permitting. All
construction is 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 to move over and slow down when driving through
                      Caltrans construction zones.

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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