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HIGHWAY 1/CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY- UPDATE #5

DEMOLITION WORK TO CLOSE HIGHWAY 1 FOR 8-HOUR PERIOD ON TUESDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY — Hwy. 1 at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (Mile Marker 21.3), about 25 miles south of Big Sur, will be shut down from 8 am until 4 pm on Tuesday, April 3 for crane and demolition repair work, Caltrans officials today announced.

No vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone during this 8-hour period. Alternate routes in and out of Big Sur are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

In addition, three more days of major repair and roadwork from Wednesday, April 4 until Friday, April 6 between 8 am and 4 pm will result in traffic delays up to one-hour in duration. One-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect.

The highway remains closed overnight from 8 pm until 7 am daily between Limekiln Creek and Lucia until further notice.

The steep hillside remains unstable. Inspection and removal of unstable rock continues.

Hwy. 1 was closed on March 28 at 9 am in both directions at Pitkins/Rain Rocks (MM 21.3), 25 miles south of Big Sur due to a large boulder and debris that came down just south of the ongoing rock shed project.

All businesses in the area remain open.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

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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Today’s Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 2:30 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

HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY- UPDATE #4

HIGHWAY 1 TO OPEN UNDER ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL DURING DAYTIME

MONTEREY COUNTY: Hwy. 1 at Pitkins/Rain Rocks (PM 21.3), about 25 miles
south of Big Sur will re-open during daytime hours from 7 am to 8 pm daily,
under one-way traffic control with flaggers starting tomorrow Friday, March
30, until further notice.

The highway will be closed overnight daily from 8 pm from 7 am between
Limekiln and Lucia, about one mile in length.

10-15 minute delays are expected on weekdays, possibly longer on busy
weekends.

The hillside remains unstable. Investigation and removal of unstable rock
continues.

Highway 1 was closed yesterday at 9 am in both directions at Pitkins/Rain
Rocks (PM 21.3), 25 miles south of Big Sur due to a large boulder and
debris that came down just south of the rock shed project.

All businesses in the area remain open.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway construction zones.

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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Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326–Fax

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CALTRANS PRESS RELEASE

Today’s Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 2:30 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

HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE #2

HIGHWAY 1 TO REMAIN CLOSED OVERNIGHT DUE TO SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY: Caltrans geologists, maintenance and construction crews
are clearing the debris, scaling, making repairs to the roadway and netting
and inspecting the hillside, which remains unstable.

The slide is still active so the roadway will remained closed OVERNIGHT. An
update will be provided tomorrow once an assessment is made. Currently,
there is no estimated time of opening

Highway 1 was closed today at 9am in both directions at Pitkins/Rain Rocks
(PM 21.3), 1.8 miles south of Lucia and 25 miles south of Big Sur due to a
large boulder that came down just south of the rock shed project.

All businesses in the area will remain open.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway construction zones.

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.

Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326–Fax

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Today’s Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2012
 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

               HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE

            HIGHWAY 1 HELICOPTER NETTING OPERATIONS THURSDAY

 MONTEREY COUNTY:  Crews will be placing cable netting on the slope above
Hwy 1, just north of Limekiln Creek, about 25 miles south of Big Sur, with
the help of assistance from Aris Helicopter Services this Thursday, March
8, Caltrans officials have announced.

Work hours are from 8 am to 2 pm. Motorists can expect up to 30-minute
traffic breaks/delays as part of the Rain Rocks Slope Drapery repair due to
January’s slide.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
                       highway construction zones.

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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