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PG&E has postponed this pole rerouting project until 4/11.
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The Pfeiffer Bypass Trail will have a hard closure on 4/9/17. This will be necessary due to a PG&E power pole rerouting. This rerouting will be done via helicopter and the area is adjacent to the trail. Hours of closure will be approximately 0800-1700 hrs. The closure will be staffed by State Parks at the north and south trail heads to allow for use when safe throughout the operational period. This operation may be postponed due to inclement weather

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Hwy 1 update 

Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Demolished Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge’s (PM 45.52) debris removal efforts. 

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:  

 

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.

2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access

       to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

 

 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status. 

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.

· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).

o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· Demolition of the bridge is complete: Span 1 came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

 

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

 

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Monday, March 27 or sooner if conditions change.

 

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us .

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge debris removal efforts (PM 45.52)
Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

HWY 1 update 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note changes since yesterday below: 

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.

· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.

· There will be a complete closure at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6). Residents will have limited access (mornings from 5:30am – 6:00am and evenings from 7:00pm – 7:30pm). These daily windows will not allow for deliveries.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).

o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd , there will be limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· Demolition of the bridge is nearly complete: bridge debris clearing from the canyon began yesterday and operations to demolish Span 1 (south side) and clear debris from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

 

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

 

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Wednesday, March 22 or sooner if conditions change.

 

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us .

Hwy 1 update 

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note changes since last Friday below: 

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.

· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.

· There will be a complete closure at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6). Residents will have limited access (mornings from 5:30am – 6:00am and evenings from 7:00pm – 7:30pm). These daily windows will not allow for deliveries.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Starting tonight, Monday, March 20th, four gates will close the roadway overnight at the following locations: 

1) South end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 

2) North end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 

3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 

4) North end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42). 

o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· Starting Wednesday, March 22nd , there will be limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· Demolition of the bridge is nearly complete. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

 

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

 

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Tuesday, March 21 or sooner if conditions change.

 

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

Paul’s Slide PM 21.6
Paul’s Slide PM 21.6

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge demo PM 45.5

Hwy 1 update

Today’s Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017District 05: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

                           Cruz Counties

Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual) or Jim Shivers

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                      DEMOLITION OF PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE SUCCESSFUL THIS WEEKEND WITH REMOVAL OF SPAN TWO/PROJECT CONTINUES THIS WEEK
MONTEREY COUNTY – The demolition of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 continued on Saturday, March 18 with a successful demolition of

span No. 2 (middle section). Span No. 3 (north section) was demolished on Thursday, March 16.
The demolition of Span No. 1 (south section) will begin Monday, March 20, weather permitting and is expected to take several days to complete.

In addition, work to recover debris from the demolished spans will occur over the next several days.
This bridge was closed last month due to mud/rock slides which caused unrepairable damage. A replacement bridge will be built and is expected to take nine to twelve months to complete.
Caltrans will provide updates regarding this demolition process as warranted.
For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon
VIDEO OF DEMOLITION OF SPAN TWO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 18 COURTESY OF KYLE EVANS

http://www.studio-inspiration.com/KyleEvans/Galleries/Winter-2017/i-z9z7xpf/A

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Jim Shivers

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Office

(805) 549-3237

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Hwy 1 update 

Hi All – 

We want to provide you with a quick update on the current schedule for the three biggest challenges on Highway 1:

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

· We are in the process of developing a solution at Mud Creek. This slide is finally slowing down, allowing us to safely evaluate.

· We anticipate no public access in April.

· Local access will continue to be restricted to daylight hours and is subject to change.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) 

· Work on the permanent repair has begun.

· There will be no public access in April, and the probability of public access in May is low.

· Local access will be limited to two times per day, 6:30-7:00am and 7:30-8:00pm.

 

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

· We have evaluated all possibilities and a temporary bridge for vehicular or pedestrian access is not feasible due to conflicts it would create during construction.

· We are in the midst of developing a detailed construction schedule.

· With all the information we have today, we believe that the bridge will be open to traffic in six months.

 

We will continue to look for all opportunities to increase access for both local residents and the public, and will keep you updated as conditions change.

 

Thank you for all your support and cooperation and we all get through this. We don’t expect any changes in the next few days, so please accept my sincere wishes for you to have an excellent weekend!

 

Susana Z. Cruz 

Caltrans District 5

Acting Manager

Public Information Office

Gerente Interino

Oficina de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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HWY 1 update 

Caltrans UpdateWednesday, March 15, 2017
SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note access changes below:

 

· The last opportunity, for a yet to be determined amount of time, for residents from south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to “resupply” using Highway 1 is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17th between 10 am and 3 pm, but we will inform of any additional opportunities. This is because work is tentatively scheduled to begin at Paul’s Slide on Monday, March 20th to remove the slide material on the slope and realign the highway. 

· If construction begins at Paul’s Slide Monday, March 20th, residents will have limited access—possibly a half-hour window in the morning and the evening—but unfortunately, the school bus and resupply/deliveries will not be allowed to pass. 

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

· Nacimiento-Ferugson Road might be open to the public within days. An update will be provided as soon as possible.

· RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESUPPLY THIS WEEK.

 

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. It is very likely that the roadway through Mud Creek will close to non-residents on Monday, March 20th.

 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As noted above, permanent restoration of the road at Paul’s slide will require full closure.

· For Friday’s opportunity to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet. There is a flagger at Ragged Point checking I.D.’s for residents and allowing delivery vehicles through. The last opportunity for resupply is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17th between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, but we will inform of any future opportunities.

· The school bus will be allowed to cross Paul’s Slide through this weekend.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNS AND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEAR and not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.

 

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.5) Demolition:

Yesterday, modifications to the crane were not effective in improving the force of the wrecking ball on impact. A crane technician is on site today to help the project team find a solution to achieve the necessary force or energy. There is no demolition planned for today, but as soon as the crane and wrecking ball will be effective, work will resume immediately.

 

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Any vehicles that were in the large turn-out just north of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge have been towed to the large “secure” parking lot at the MAF as of TUESDAY, MARCH 7. 

 

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

 

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Thursday, March 16 or sooner if conditions change.

 

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

 

Susana Z. Cruz 

Caltrans District 5 

Acting Manager

Public Information Office

Gerente Interino

Oficina de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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