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State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

Today’s Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm
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
UPDATE #23
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT OVERNIGHT CLOSURE CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT

Night closures this week are as follows:

· The overnight closure and traffic holds scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 through Wednesday morning March 27 has been CANCELLED. The overnight traffic holds will resume on Wednesday night March 27 and Thursday, March 28 pm 9 pm to 11 pm with up to 10-minute delays;

Overnight closures this week are as follows:
· Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 from 11 pm to 7 am—(Friday 7am) full closure each night.
· Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues this week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29.

NOTE: There will NOT be any overnight work, meaning closures (9 pm to 11 pm) or overnight closures on Sunday, March 24 or Monday, March 25. Also, NO OVERNIGHT WORK ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31 (EASTER).

Work being done consists of placing concrete to attach girders to bridge columns.

Highway 1 at Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. Full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated. No overnight closures will occur on Friday/Saturday nights.

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates.

The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge of Martinez, CA.

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 roadwork updates.

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/paffairs/ or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.

(See attached file: rockycreek_update23_3.26.13.doc)

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

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Today’s Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2 pm
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
** CORRECTION-UPDATE #23 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND INTERMITTENT OVERNIGHT CLOSURES

Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29.

Night closures next week are as follows:
· Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28—9 pm to 11 pm with up to 10-minute delays;
Overnight closures next week are as follows:
· Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28—11 pm to 7 am—(Friday 7am) full closure each night

NOTE: There will NOT be any overnight work, meaning closures (9 pm to 11 pm) or overnight closures on Sunday, March 24 or Monday, March 25. Also, NO OVERNIGHT WORK ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31 (EASTER).

Work being done consists of placing concrete to attach girders to bridge columns.

Highway 1 at Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. Full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated. No overnight closures will occur on Friday/Saturday nights.

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates.

The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge of Martinez, CA.

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 roadwork updates.

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/paffairs/ 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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Today’s Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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

HIGHWAY 1/PITKINS CURVE BRIDGE AND ROCKSHED PROJECT CONTINUES

MONTEREY COUNTY—A permanent slide repair project which began in December 2009 to construct a bridge, rockshed and a retaining wall at Hwy. 1/Pitkins Curve will now allow one lane of traffic to drive on the new bridge as of yesterday, March 19, Caltrans officials have announced.

The ¼ mile project limits are from just north of Limekiln Creek Bridge to south of Lucia. Roadwork is currently being done with one-way traffic control and a signal in operation 24/7. The project includes a rockshed, a bridge, and a retaining wall.

“We are excited to provide limited traffic on the new bridge as project completion nears,” said District 5 Director Tim Gubbins. The entire project is scheduled to be done this fall.

The contractor for this $29.5 million project is Golden State Bridge Inc. of Martinez.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

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

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With a note from Stan:

Hello Big Sur!

I had a conversation with Susana about this press release because I felt the language could be clearer in the “NOTE:” section. To clarify, residents will have access to Palo Colorado Road and the residences north of and up to Rocky Creek Bridge during the overnight closures but they will not be able to drive through the existing roadwork closure into Big Sur.

CALTRANS PRESS RELEASE
Today’s Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9 am
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
** UPDATE #22 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND INTERMITTENT OVERNIGHT CLOSURES

Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22.

Overnight closures next week are as follows:
Sunday, March 17 through Thursday, March 21—9 pm to 7am—full closure each night; details are as follows:
Sunday, March 17 through Monday, 18 (7 am)—full closure will be the usual project limits;
Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21 (Friday 7am)—EXTENDED full closure will begin just north of Rocky Point Restaurant to the usual project limits;

Bridge work being done on Sunday night is girder prep work. Monday through Thursday overnight work is girder installation. The 90-ft long girder delivery trucks need to back up to install girders—therefore necessitating the extended full closure from just north of Rocky Point Restaurant to the project limits.

NOTE: Residents will be allowed to get through the 2-mile section between Rocky Point Restaurant and the project limits during the overnight full closures from Monday through Thursday night (Friday am)

Highway 1 at Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. Full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated. No overnight closures will occur on Friday/ Saturday nights.

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates.

The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge of Martinez, CA.

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 roadwork updates.

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/paffairs/ or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.

This press release brought to you by the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.Twitter.com/BigSurCC
http://www.TheBigSurBlog.com – Contains local information and 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: Friday, March 15, 2013 @ noon
District:​ 5 – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact:​ Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone:​ (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###REMINDER###
CALTRANS/UC DAVIS TEST ROLLING OF HIGHWAY 1 SHOULDER AREA TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Caltrans and the University of California, Davis are continuing its partnership to find an effective and affordable way to make cycling a smoother experience along a recently paved section of Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County.

The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation in coordination with the UC Davis Pavement Research Center will perform a test rolling on the shoulder of a 1,000 foot section of Hwy. 1 in the Cambria/San Simeon area for the next 4-5 weeks beginning on Monday, March 18. The shoulder surface will be measured before and after this test rolling to determine its effectiveness.

The test rolling will employ large equipment that mimic the natural pavement smoothing that occurs with regular vehicle traffic.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control during the daytime roadwork hours with expected delays of 5-10 minutes.

Other smoothing techniques such as overlay, and placement techniques will be examined by the Caltrans/UC Davis partnership, which will also involve local cyclists in this testing/research effort.

This effort is in response to local bicycle enthusiasts who say a recently completed 20-mile-long chip seal project along Highway 1 from Cambria to the Monterey County line
resulted in a rougher than usual ride in sections along this scenic route.

“I am pleased this testing/research effort is taking place on site so that we can find some solutions that will benefit cyclists and all users of Highway 1,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

This investigation is part of a comprehensive effort to determine both potential short and long-term improvements to Caltrans chip seal program statewide. The first phase involves measuring, testing and heavy rolling of the shoulder surface. Caltrans expects Phase I to be completed with results and recommendations in May.

Phase 2 will explore cost-effective preventative pavement maintenance strategies that provide a better bicycle ride quality. This will produce recommendations for our state-wide program and is scheduled to be done this fall.

Also, Caltrans officials are working closely with the various charity organizations. Both the Arthritis Foundation and Best Buddies have confirmed their cycling rides/events along Highway 1 this year, while one local group has rescheduled their ride to Nov. 2.

Caltrans will continue to inform the public, elected officials and the cycling community about this research effort and will share our plans for short and long-term improvements for Highway 1 when this research and on-site testing has been completed.

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Just received this information from CalTrans. Wanted to get this out to everyone as soon as possible.
My apologies if you receive two emails, thought everyone needed this information and we are not sure if everyone is on the Mid Coast mailing list.
This will be the last post to the neighbors list. If you would like to receive information from the Brigade, please email us to be added to the list.
The full road closure will be in effect at about Sea Meadows. As it explains you will be allowed through but expect delays as they are turning trucks around and backing 90′ steel beams south from Sea Meadows to the slide area.
Plan ahead, the road closure will start at 9 PM!

Cheryl Goetz

o Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21 (Friday 7am)—EXTENDED full closure will begin just north of Rocky Point Restaurant to the usual project limits;
Bridge work being done on Sunday night is girder prep work. Monday through Thursday overnight work is girder installation. The 90-ft long girder delivery trucks need to back up to install girders—therefore necessitating the extended full closure from just north of Rocky Point Restaurant to the project limits.

NOTE: Residents will be allowed to get through the 2-mile section between Rocky Point Restaurant and the project limits during the overnight full closures from Monday through Thursday night (Friday am)

Cheryl Goetz
Fire Chief
Mid Coast Fire Brigade
831-625-8175

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Today’s Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9 am
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
Spanish Translation document is attached

** UPDATE #21 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND INTERMITTENT OVERNIGHT CLOSURES


Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15. 

Night closures next week are as follows: 
· Sunday, March 10 through Thursday, March 14—9 pm to 11 pm with up to 10-minute delays;
· Sunday, March 10 through Thursday, March 14—11 pm to 7 am (Friday am) with up to 30-minute delays; 
(Roadway will remain OPEN each night next week—no overnight hard closures)

Work being done is pouring concrete in viaduct abutment and preparing to install girders the following week which will require overnight hard closures (the week of March 17). Details will be provided in next week’s news release.

Highway 1 at Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. Full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated. No overnight closures will occur on Friday/ Saturday nights.

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates.

The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge of Martinez, CA.

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 roadwork updates.
   

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/paffairs/ or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.



Bridge Column 8 Rebar


South Abutment


Bridge Column 7 Rebar


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

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