CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Heidi Ruiz or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN HURRICANE POINT AND ROCKY CREEK BRIDGE IN BIG SUR CONTINUES MONDAY, JULY 15

BIG SUR – A construction project to widen the shoulders on the existing roadway and upgrade the guardrail continues Monday, July 15 along State Route 1 between Hurricane Point and the Rocky Creek Bridge in Big Sur, Caltrans officials announced today.

This work will take place during the daytime hours and will require one-way reversing traffic control. The project location extends from 1 ½ miles north/south of the Bixby Bridge.

Daytime work

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 5 am to 2 pm.
  • Fridays: 5 am to 12 noon.

NOTE: Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 25 minutes. Expect heavier than normal traffic due to summer visitors. Electronic message signs have been posted alerting the traveling public of this project.

Roadwork will shift to the overnight hours when the paving and striping occurs. Details will be announced when certain.

The contractor for this $3 million construction project is Granite Construction Co. of Santa Clara, CA. This project will be completed this summer.

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

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can 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

TAMC CONE ZONE REPORT
For Big Sur
ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR July 14 – July 20

MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, July 14 through Saturday, July 20. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1: Ragged Point, Big Sur: June – August
One – way traffic controls will be in place on northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Ragged Point and San Carpoforo Creek Bridge just outside of the Monterey County line for emergency work to construct a viaduct and retaining wall. Roadwork will take place Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 6 pm and from 6 am until 2 pm on Fridays. Electronic message boards will be in place and a temporary traffic signal will be activated by August allowing traffic to move in each direction 24/7 until project completion.

Highway 1: Big Sur State Park Entrance – Fernwood, Big Sur: July 17
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 1 between the Big Sur State Park entrance and Fernwood for utility work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 28, 2019

Los Padres National Forest officials raise fire restrictions

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2019
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 961-5759
andrewmadsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Los Padres National Forest officials raise fire restrictions

GOLETA, Calif. – In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions will be raised throughout the Forest effective tomorrow, June 29. These restrictions will affect the use of campfires, stoves, smoking materials and internal combustion engines, and will remain in effect until the end of fire season in late autumn.

Effective June 29, the following restrictions will be in effect:

· No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires will be permitted outside of developed recreation sites or designated Campfire Use Sites (list attached), even with a valid California Campfire Permit. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be permitted, but only with a valid California Campfire Permit, which are available free-of-charge on the Forest website and at any U.S. Forest Service office. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material for five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times during use.

· Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a designated Campfire Use Site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

· Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or designated trails. This restriction is in effect year-round. Please make sure your engine is tuned, operating properly, and has an approved spark arrester.

· Fireworks – even the “safe and sane” variety – are not permitted at any time or in any location within the Forest,

For a list of Developed Recreation Sites and Campfire Use Sites in Los Padres National Forest, or further information regarding Fire-Safe Camping, visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnfor contact the U.S. Forest Service district office nearest you.

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 24, 2019

CALTRANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON HIGHWAY 1 MANAGEMENT PLAN

PLEASE NOTE THE MEETINGS ARE IN CAMBRIA AND CARMEL.
THERE IS NO MEETING IN SAN LUIS OBISPO

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
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 (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON HIGHWAY 1 MANAGEMENT PLAN

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES – CaltransDistrict 5 will hold two Public Information Meetings this week allowing the public to provide feedback on developing a Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan.

The meetings will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at the Cambria Veterans Hall at 1000 Main Street in Cambria from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

The second meeting will take place Wednesday, June 26 at the Rancho Canada Club – Wedgewood Meeting Center – Merienda Ballroom at 4860 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

This plan will include developing viable alternatives to driving during peak periods, addressing visitor needs to reduce impacts to natural resources, develop parking strategies and identify potential electric vehicle charging stations.

June Press Release_190621.pdf

 

BIG SUR HIGHWAY 1
Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan

PURPOSE
Traversing north to south for about 100 miles, Highway 1 through Big Sur extends from Carmel-by-the-Sea south to the junction of Highway 1 and State Route 46. It provides access to residences, businesses, and public facilities as well as being a key transportation corridor between communities and activity centers to the north and south. Visitor demand along the Big Sur Highway exemplifies the popularity of access to recreation areas and the desire for scenic recreational touring. Private automobile use along the highway is increasingly unsustainable—reducing the quality of the visitor experience, creating operational concerns, and degrading the natural, human, and historical attributes of the highway.

Caltrans is working with a stakeholder Advisory Committee, stakeholder groups from different regions along the corridor, and interested residents to develop a Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan. The Plan will provide a collaborative and comprehensive framework to address the increasing visitor demand along the Big Sur Coast in an efficient and environmentally-sustainable way.

PROJECT MAP

The plan builds upon the 2004 Big Sur Coast Highway Management Plan and the Big Sur Land Use Plan to develop a set of goals and strategies to address visitor demands along the highway. Collaboration among stakeholders to address shared issues is a key principle of the Plan. The plan will encompass the many goals from a wide range of stakeholders, while also planning for future changes in transportation patterns and trends. The plan will address issues associated with the Highway 1 corridor, including limited off-highway parking, visitors walking along the highway, increased travel times, identifying potential electric vehicle charging stations, and other operational concerns. Also addressed be will the physical and environmental constraints which limit the ability and appropriateness of expanding the footprint of roads, parking areas, and other transportation infrastructure.

PROJECT GOALS
Goals will be developed during stakeholder and focus group meetings, and will be posted here on the website afterward.

This website is dedicated to the Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan. Here you’ll find everything from information on the project, presentations, and opportunities to provide input.

GET INVOLVED
https://www.sustainablehighway1.com

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 14, 2019

U.S. Open Traffic and Transit Information

MEDIA ADVISORY:

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
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 (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*REMINDER #2*
U.S. Open Traffic and Transit Information

In preparation for the 119th U.S. Open Championship, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Pebble Beach company unveiled a comprehensive transportation plan to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians during the championship, scheduled for June 10-16.

More than 16,000 satellite parking spaces have been secured to help ensure that the anticipated 250,000 fans at the U.S. Open experience trouble-free travel to and from the Pebble Beach. Local traffic representatives from the California Highway Patrol, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have been involved in the 18-month-long planning process with the USGA and Pebble Beach Company.

All fans traveling by car during U.S. Open week should follow event trailblazing signage to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in Marina, CA, where complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Pebble Beach. Shuttles will run continuously beginning at 5:30 a.m. PDT each day and continue for one hour following the conclusion of play. One-way shuttle times are expected to take approximately 30-35 minutes, depending upon traffic.

There is no general parking for fans with disabilities available in the immediate vicinity of Pebble Beach Golf Links. All other parking is by permit only. Parking restrictions surrounding the championship grounds and within the Del Monte Forest will be closely monitored and enforced. 17-Mile Drive will be closed to tourist traffic June 9 through June 16, 2019.

Handicapped-accessible parking spaces will be available at all championship parking areas for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. Individuals requiring lift-equipped transportation are encouraged to contact the USGA Admissions Office at 800-698-0661 for more information.

The cities of Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove are offering express shuttle bus services to the U.S. Open for residents and community guests. For more information on fees, daily schedules, frequency, and locations of service, please visit the Carmel Chamber of Commerce (carmelchamber.org), Cannery Row Company (canneryrow.com) and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (pacificgrove.com) websites.

Fans and local residents wishing to utilize ride-share options to be dropped off at the championship should utilize the designated Passenger Drop-Off area along Forest Lake Road, located near Gate 1 within the Del Monte Forest. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so pickup times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles proceeding to the Passenger Drop-Off are instructed to enter the Del Monte Forest through the Pacific Grove Gate or Morse Gate located on CA-68. Please follow directional signs and attendants to the appropriate pickup and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Passenger Drop-Off vehicles are not permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds.

For the week of Monday, June 10 through June 16, local residents and through traffic are encouraged to adjust travel around peak U.S. Open arrival and departure times (7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.) if possible. The local residents and area commuters from Castroville Blvd. to eastbound Hwy. 156, there will be no left turn out of Castroville Blvd. onto eastbound Hwy. 156 from Wednesday, June 12 at 10 am through Monday, June 17 at 10 am. There will be a detour to turn right from Castroville Blvd. onto westbound Hwy. 156 traffic will exit at SR-183/Merritt Street then a left at Merritt Street and a left turn back onto eastbound Hwy 156.

Local residents and area commuters from the Salinas Valley are encouraged to follow alternate routing and trailblazing signage to General Jim Moore Boulevard, avoiding CSUMB and CA-1. Due to U.S. Open traffic, delays can be expected along the primary routes of CA-1 from Exit 399A (Pebble Beach) to Exit 414 (Nashua/Molera Road). Monterey and Pacific Grove commuters should avoid the use of Exit 399A and CA-68 during peak times.

Caltrans will be conducting overnight maintenance work on Hwy 101 at Market Street beginning at 9 pm to 5 am each night: Sunday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 11 (into Wednesday morning).

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol remain on call 24/7 to respond to traffic issues during the week-long U.S. Open Championship.

ALTERNATE COMMUTER ROUTES

Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Blanco Road

  • Proceed westbound on Blanco Road to Reservation Road.
  • Turn left onto Reservation Road for 1.0 miles.
  • Turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
  • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto General Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Reservation Road

  • Proceed westbound on Reservation Road towards Inter-Garrison Road.
  • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
  • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto General Jim Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

From the North using CA-1 Southbound

  • Follow CA-1 South. Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the South using CA-1 Northbound

  • Follow CA-1 North. Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the North using US-101 Southbound

  • Follow US-101 South. Take Exit 336 towards Monterey Peninsula.
  • Merge onto CA-156 West continuing for 6.1 miles.
  • Merge onto CA-1 South continuing for 7.9 miles.
  • Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn Left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the South using US-101 Northbound

  • Follow US-101 North. Take Exit 326C towards Monterey Peninsula.
  • Turn right onto Sanborn Road for 0.8 miles continuing onto East Blanco Road for 1.6 miles.
  • Turn left onto CA-68 West/S. Main Street for 2.3 miles proceeding to Exit 20 for Reservation Road.
  • Turn right onto Reservation Road for 4.4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn right to continue onto Inter-Garrison Road for 2.5 miles (continue straight through traffic circle).
  • Turn slight right onto 8th Street for 1.0 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

USGA will have more information about the championship, please visit usopen.com.

Caltrans has real-time travel conditions; please visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

CALTRANS
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Theresa Wright, (TAMC)
Phone: (831) 775-0903

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMC CONE ZONEREPORT
ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR June 9 – June 15

MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, June 9 through Saturday, June 15 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1: Anderson Canyon Bridge – Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur: June 10 – June 14
One-way traffic controls will be in place on northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Anderson Canyon Bridge and Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur for emergency repair work from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Highway 1: Garrapata Ridge Road – Garrapata Creek Bridge, Big Sur: June 11
One – way traffic controls will be in place on northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Garrapata Ridge Road to Garrapata Creek Bridge in Big Sur for tree work, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Highway 1: Hurricane Point, Big Sur – San Luis Obispo County Line: June 10 – June 12
One – way traffic controls will be in place on northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Hurricane Point in Big Sur and the San Luis Obispo County Line for utility work, Monday & Tuesday, 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Highway 101: Camp Roberts – East Garrison: June 10 – June 14
Alternating lane closures will occur along southbound Highway 101 between Camp Roberts and East Garrison for roadway excavation work from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

101: Wild Horse Road – First Street, King City: June 12 – June 14
Intermittent ramp and lane closures will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 101 between Wild Horse Road and First Street for paving work from 2:00 am. to 4:30 p.m.

Highway 101: East Market Street – Little Bear Creek Bridge, Salinas: June 9 – June 12
Nighttime lane closures will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 101 between East Market Street and Little Bear Creek Bridge in Salinas for paving work on the roadway and ramps from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. this week, Sunday – Tuesday (into Wednesday morning).

Highway 101: Mallory Canyon Road – Moro Road, Prunedale: June 8 – June 9
One-night time lane closure will occur along southbound Highway 101 between Mallory Canyon Road and Moro Road in Prunedale on Saturday for utility from 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

US Open: Pebble Beach, Monterey County: June 10 – June 17
For the week of Monday, June 10 through June 16, local residents and through traffic are encouraged to adjust travel around peak arrival and departure times (7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.) if possible for the 119th US Open Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach.

There will be no left turn out of Castroville Blvd. onto eastbound Hwy. 156 from Wednesday, June 12 at 10 am through Monday, June 17 at 10 am. For local residents and commuters, there will be a detour to turn right from Castroville Blvd. onto westbound Hwy. 156. Traffic will exit at SR-183/Merritt Street then make a left at Merritt Street and a left turn back onto eastbound Hwy 156.

Local residents and area commuters from the Salinas Valley are encouraged to follow alternate routing and signage to General Jim Moore Boulevard, avoiding CSUMB and CA-1.

Due to U.S. Open traffic, delays can be expected along the primary routes of CA-1 from Exit 399A (Pebble Beach) to Exit 414 (Nashua/Molera Road). Monterey and Pacific Grove commuters should avoid the use of Exit 399A and CA-68 during peak times.

Del Monte Avenue, Marina: June 10 – June 14
The right turn lane on northbound Del Monte Blvd, just south of Reservation Road will be closed Monday – Friday for construction work, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 5, 2019

U.S. Open Traffic and Transit Information

State of California • Department of Transportation

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Today’s Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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 (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Open Traffic and Transit Information

In preparation for the 119th U.S. Open Championship, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Pebble Beach company unveiled a comprehensive transportation plan to ensure the safe and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians during the championship, scheduled for June 10-16.

More than 16,000 satellite parking spaces have been secured to help ensure that the anticipated 250,000 fans at the U.S. Open experience trouble-free travel to and from the Pebble Beach. Local traffic representatives from the California Highway Patrol, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have been involved in the 18-month-long planning process with the USGA and Pebble Beach Company.

All fans traveling by car during U.S. Open week should follow event trailblazing signage to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in Marina, CA, where complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Pebble Beach. Shuttles will run continuously beginning at 5:30 a.m. PDT each day and continue for one hour following the conclusion of play. One-way shuttle times are expected to take approximately 30-35 minutes, depending upon traffic.

There is no general parking for fans with disabilities available in the immediate vicinity of Pebble Beach Golf Links. All other parking is by permit only. Parking restrictions surrounding the championship grounds and within the Del Monte Forest will be closely monitored and enforced. 17-Mile Drive will be closed to tourist traffic June 9 through June 16, 2019.

Handicapped-accessible parking spaces will be available at all championship parking areas for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. Individuals requiring lift-equipped transportation are encouraged to contact the USGA Admissions Office at 800-698-0661 for more information.

The cities of Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove are offering express shuttle bus services to the U.S. Open for residents and community guests. For more information on fees, daily schedules, frequency, and locations of service, please visit the Carmel Chamber of Commerce (carmelchamber.org), Cannery Row Company (canneryrow.com) and Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (pacificgrove.com) websites.

Fans and local residents wishing to utilize ride-share options to be dropped off at the championship should utilize the designated Passenger Drop-Off area along Forest Lake Road, located near Gate 1 within the Del Monte Forest. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so pickup times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles proceeding to the Passenger Drop-Off are instructed to enter the Del Monte Forest through the Pacific Grove Gate or Morse Gate located on CA-68. Please follow directional signs and attendants to the appropriate pickup and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Passenger Drop-Off vehicles are not permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds.

For the week of Monday, June 10 through June 16, local residents and through traffic are encouraged to adjust travel around peak U.S. Open arrival and departure times (7-11 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.) if possible. The local residents and area commuters from Castroville Blvd. to eastbound Hwy. 156, there will be no left turn out of Castroville Blvd. onto eastbound Hwy. 156 from Wednesday, June 12 at 10 am through Monday, June 17 at 10 am. There will be a detour to turn right from Castroville Blvd. onto westbound Hwy. 156 traffic will exit at SR-183/Merritt Street then a left at Merritt Street and a left turn back onto eastbound Hwy 156.

Local residents and area commuters from the Salinas Valley are encouraged to follow alternate routing and trailblazing signage to General Jim Moore Boulevard, avoiding CSUMB and CA-1. Due to U.S. Open traffic, delays can be expected along the primary routes of CA-1 from Exit 399A (Pebble Beach) to Exit 414 (Nashua/Molera Road). Monterey and Pacific Grove commuters should avoid the use of Exit 399A and CA-68 during peak times.

Caltrans will be conducting overnight maintenance work on Hwy 101 at Market Street beginning at 9 pm to 5 am each night: Sunday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 11 (into Wednesday morning).

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol remain on call 24/7 to respond to traffic issues during the week-long U.S. Open Championship.

ALTERNATE COMMUTER ROUTES

Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Blanco Road

  • Proceed westbound on Blanco Road to Reservation Road.
  • Turn left onto Reservation Road for 1.0 miles.
  • Turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
  • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto General Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

Alternate Commuter Routing Inbound from Salinas traffic using Reservation Road

  • Proceed westbound on Reservation Road towards Inter-Garrison Road.
  • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn right to stay on Inter-Garrison Road for 2.2 miles.
  • At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto 8th Avenue for 0.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Gigling Road for 1.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto General Jim Moore Boulevard, proceeding southbound into Seaside, CA and towards CA-68.

From the North using CA-1 Southbound

  • Follow CA-1 South. Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the South using CA-1 Northbound

  • Follow CA-1 North. Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the North using US-101 Southbound

  • Follow US-101 South. Take Exit 336 towards Monterey Peninsula.
  • Merge onto CA-156 West continuing for 6.1 miles.
  • Merge onto CA-1 South continuing for 7.9 miles.
  • Take Exit 406 for Lightfighter Drive for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn Left onto 2nd Avenue for 0.9 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the South using US-101 Northbound

  • Follow US-101 North. Take Exit 326C towards Monterey Peninsula.
  • Turn right onto Sanborn Road for 0.8 miles continuing onto East Blanco Road for 1.6 miles.
  • Turn left onto CA-68 West/S. Main Street for 2.3 miles proceeding to Exit 20 for Reservation Road.
  • Turn right onto Reservation Road for 4.4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Inter-Garrison Road for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn right to continue onto Inter-Garrison Road for 2.5 miles (continue straight through traffic circle).
  • Turn slight right onto 8th Street for 1.0 miles and follow signage to the parking lot.

USGA will have more information about the championship, please visit usopen.com.

Caltrans has real-time travel conditions; please visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer
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805.549.3138
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CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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 (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN CORONA ROAD
AND HIGHLAND DRIVE REQUIRES EMERGENCY DRAINAGE PUMPING TOMORROW

BIG SUR – An ongoing construction project to replace a failed corrugated metal pipe culvert, repair sinkhole damage and restore the roadway’s drainage facilities on State Route 1 between Corona Rd. and Highland Dr. in Carmel Highlands that began in February, will require an emergency closure from 9 am to 3 pm for drainage pumping, Caltrans officials announced today.

NOTE: Roadwork consists of one-way reversing traffic control and motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. Regular roadwork hours for the project are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday from 9 am to Noon. Electronic message signs will be posted alerting the traveling public of this project. The emergency drainage pumping should complete by 1 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5.

The contractor for this $750,000 construction project is Granite Construction Co. of Watsonville, CA and should complete by the end of July.

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

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in
Monterey County, residents can 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

United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
Los Padres National Forest
6750 Navigator Way
Goleta, CA 93117
http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2019
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 961-5759
andrewmadsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Public comments sought on draft Environmental
Analysis for Invasive Plant Treatment Program

GOLETA, Calif. – Los Padres National Forest officials today announced the release of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Forest-wide Invasive Plant Treatment Program. Interested members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments on the draft EA by June 27.

The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of implementing a program to control non-native and invasive plants using a combination of mechanical, manual, livestock and chemical treatment methods. With limited capacity to control or eradicate these non-native populations, the Invasive Plant Treatment Program provides necessary tools for improving and restoring native ecosystems and habitat.

Exotic invasive species create a host of environmental effects, including displacement of native plants, loss of habitat and forage, potential loss of soil productivity and reduction in water quantity, as well as a potential increase in the intensity and frequency of wildfires. The program would provide for the aggressive treatment of existing infestations of invasive plants, and would encourage rapid containment or eradication of new infestations before they can become established.

The program is designed with resource protection measures to reduce or eliminate potential impacts to natural resources and the human environment. Following these treatments, restoration actions may be needed to stabilize the area and prevent re-colonization of invasive plants. More information on the Invasive Plant Treatment Program is available on the Los Padres National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51845.

Written comments may be mailed to the Los Padres National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Attention: Kyle Kinports, 6750 Navigator Way, Suite 150, Goleta, CA 93117; or hand delivered to the Supervisor’s Office at the address shown above during business hours (M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm); or submitted by FAX to 805-961-5729. Electronic comments may be submitted to comments-pacificsouthwest-los-padres.

Contact: Chief Matt Harris, 831.667.2113 or email lweeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019

Big Sur Fire Hosts Annual BBQ and Firefighter’s Muster at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Big Sur, CA – Big Sur Fire Brigade (BSF) presents its Annual Barbeque and FirefightersMuster Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 noon until 3:00 pm in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

A fire muster is an event pertaining to fire services and has many activities for firefighters to compete in; events such as the make and break, water polo and the bucket brigade. BSF’s teams, this 45thAnniversary year, are looking forward to competing against Mid Coast Fire Brigade, USFS, and Cal Fire teams in the muster. BSF will have its apparatus on display and firefighters are available to answer questions.

“The Muster is a fun way to showcase the firefighters’ skills, competing with teams from other agencies,” Big Sur Fire Chief Matt Harris said. “We look forward to seeing many of our old friends who have participated in the Muster over these past 45 years.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit Big Sur Fire.

The mission of the Big Sur Fire is to provide dependable fire protection and emergency services for Big Sur with teamwork, respect and integrity.

Big Sur Fire was formed in 1974 to provide structure fire protection for the residents and businesses in the Big Sur area. BSF now provides both structure and wildland fire protection, along with rescue and emergency medical response for the Big Sur community and its over 5 million annual visitors. BSF remains an all-volunteer company, with about 25 members, responding to an area which covers almost 60 miles of coastline along Highway One.

Big Sur Fire Annual BBQ and Firefighters Muster
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon – 3:00 pm
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park,47225 Highway 1
$12.00 Adult Ticket
$6.00 Child Ticket (12 and younger)
Handicap accessible

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