Archive for September, 2012

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
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


MONTEREY COUNTY – Following the survey results from the Big Sur community,
the hours for full closures of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek will be 9 pm to 7 am
beginning Thursday, Oct. 11 through the end of February, Caltrans officials
have announced.

Roadwork will occur seven days a week, 24/7 with one-way signalized traffic
control. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time. However, full
overnight closures will take place five nights a week Sundays through

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel
near the Rocky Creek Bridge along Highway 1 began on Sept. 4. Completion is
scheduled by Labor Day 2013, weather permitting.

This project came about after a roadway slipout caused severe damage to the
southbound lane and required Hwy. 1 to be closed from north of Big Sur and
south of Carmel at Rocky Creek from March 17 through April 16, 2011. The
contractor for this $11 million project is Golden State Bridge Inc. of

In order to minimize traffic impact as part of the project, there will be
advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses via a traffic
hotline, electronic message signs and email notifications.

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

For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/
or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.

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

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Hello Big Sur!

From the office of Supervisor Dave Potter

The work to build the Rocky Creek Viaduct has started.  Hard closures of the highway, where no vehicle traffic through the construction site will be allowed, will begin at the start of October.  In order to place the equipment and do the drilling work, the contractor will be allowed to close the highway for 10 hour blocks during the evening hours, Sunday through Thursday nights.  These hard closures are anticipated to take place October through the end of January.  
Caltrans has designed the project to have the smallest possible impact on the highway, and is working diligently with the contractor to ensure that these hard closures and the intermittent daylight closures occur during times when the work will have the least impact on the residents, businesses and travelling public.  
Currently, the hard closures are scheduled from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, Sunday through Thursday nights.  After hearing from the community various concerns about these scheduled times,Caltrans would like your input as to the best hours for the hard closures.  

Please respond to this survey as to what your preferred hours of closure are.  Based upon all results, a decision on the hours of closure will be announced soon.  For those hours that are later in the morning, these will only be an option if Caltrans and Carmel Unified School District can make arrangements so that the students can get to school on time.  
Share this survey with your neighbors, employees and people who regularly travel the coast so that we have the broadest possible outreach into the Big Sur community for this important decision.  Due to the short timing, please respond by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18th.  Please only respond once.  Thank you for your help.

Link to Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY9JGDG 

Kathleen Lee 
Chief of Staff for 
Supervisor Dave Potter 
(831) 647-7755

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Today’s Date: Friday, September 14, 2012
District: 5 – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual)
Phone:(805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3138


SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – A 23-mile long pavement seal project begins
Monday, September 17 on Hwy. 1 from Weymouth Street in Cambria to the
Monterey County Line, Caltrans officials have announced.

One-way traffic control by flagging and pilot car is in effect during work
hours. Up to 20-minute delays can be expected. Work hours are from 7 am to
4 pm Monday through Thursday. Roadwork is expected to be completed by the
end of October.

This project calls for applying a seal coat for preservation of the existing pavement. 
New striping and delineation to enhance visibility will also be applied.

The contractor for this $1.9 million project is CalPortland Construction Inc., of Santa Maria, CA.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County,
motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or
can visit the District 5 website at:
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Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326—Fax

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
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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