Posted by: Stan Russell | January 16, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Photos 1 and 2 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) show a couple of little slides from last week’s rain on the north side of the slide; Photos 3-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge area (PM 45.52) show dike placement, adjustment of drainage inlets and post office parking lot paving.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week, the contractor continued with north fill and the mud creek drainage; worked ceased a couple of days due to rain. Last week’s work continues this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. Last week, the contractor focused on: completing the AC dike installation, AC dike backing and grading, completing the post office parking lot paving and AC dike installation, adjusting drain inlets to grade, installing cable railing system, installing seismic monitoring system, demobilizing material. This week fog sealing and other final items will take place. All work is expected to be complete at the end of January, weather permitting.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

This week: Continue paving from the gas station/Post office (44.8-45.3) south down to the Coast Gallery (PM 40.8).

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

The next update will be on Monday, Jan. 22

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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A presentation and book signing by Dr. Shelley Brooks author of Big Sur, The Making of A Prized California Landscape

January 27 at 4PM at the Big Sur Grange

January 28 at 4PM at the Carmel Barnyard

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What will Big Sur look like in ten years?

Will visitors from all over the world be welcomed into a wild, natural and rustic place, or will the slippery slope of incremental change and disregard for the Big Sur Land Use Plan change it into a place forever relegated to the nostalgic sentiment of ‘remember’ what once was?

There will no doubt be some discussion about this and more – Please join us!

About the Book:It is essential reading…for anyone who has ever been moved by this special place.”—Peter S. Alagona, author of After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

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Posted by: Stan Russell | January 14, 2018

Back yard burn season will start tomorrow

All,

The back yard burn season will start tomorrow morning, Monday January 15th. It should continue until April 30th, but as always get your burning done as it could end sooner depending on the weather.

Please make sure you have your permit for this years 2017-2018 season, you do need to fill out a permit for each season.

Also, after confirming it is a burn day by calling 800-225-2876, please remember to call the 667-2113 number if you wish to burn and leave your name, location of your burn and a call back number. Please advise your neighbors if you are burning and never leave your burn unattended.

Thank you,

Martha

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 8, 2018

Highway 1 closed overnight at Mile Marker 42

From Monterey County Emergency Services
8:35PM
1/8/18

For those in Big Sur, this just in from Caltrans tonight. Rock slides from heavy rainfall have CLOSED #Hwy1 overnight south of Big Sur at Mile Marker 42 near Coast Gallery. Crews will assess damage & begin clean-up at dawn.

Be safe out there!
Stan Russell

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 8, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Thursday, Jan. 5; photos 4-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) of AC grinding from Wednesday, Jan. 4 .

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week, the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south and will place rock revetment across the entire toe. Also, construction continues with north fill and the mud creek drainage will begin this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. Last week, the contractor focused on: striping the curtain wall ( This is the last concrete poured on the structure), completed the painting on girders, removed the platform at Abutment 1, installed the remaining guard rail, performed grinding on the pavement (finished), demobilized material. This week, contingent on weather: the contractor will adjust drain inlets to grade, fog seal ground asphalt, install AC dike, demobilize equipment and material, install cable railing system

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Wednesday (1-10) – Grind Deli/Post office parking lot in two sections (1/2 at a time) to keep some parking spaces available.

Thursday (1-11) – Pave the Deli/Post office parking lot.

Friday (1-12) – Pave mainline Hwy 1 from PM 44.8-45.3, which is through the Deli/post office area.

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

The next update will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16. ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Posted by: Stan Russell | December 29, 2017

Whale Watching at Point Sur Lightstation January 15, 2018

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Posted by: Stan Russell | December 18, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 18

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Wednesday, Dec. 13 ; photos 4-6 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) from Monday, Dec. 11 .

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 18

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week, the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south and will place rock revetment across the entire toe. Also, construction continues of the south fill embankment. These same operations will continue this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. Last week the contractor continued with prep and painting on the girders; installed the joint seal assemblies; performed permanent seeding and mulching, and completed the underground electrical for the seismic sensors. This week, the contractor will continue painting the girders, finish permanent seeding, remove concrete debris in turnout south of the project, and perform concrete finishing on structure—activities this week will require lane closures, as mentioned above.

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

The next update will be on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Happy Holidays to all!!! ☺

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Posted by: Stan Russell | December 11, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 11

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Thursday, Dec. 7; photos 4-6 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) .

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 11

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south, continued constructing the south fill embankment and also constructing the middle portion of the fill. These same operations will continue this week.

the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south and will place rock revetment across the entire toe. Also, construction continues of the south fill embankment. These same operations will continue this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. Last week the contractor performed concrete finishing on the structure, prep, zinc coating and painting on girders, final grading in the canyon and underground installation for the seismic monitoring equipment. This week, the contractor will continue the painting and concrete finishing activities and begin installation of the joint seal assemblies, anticipating completion at the end of the week. Additionally, they will begin placing erosion control on the project—activities this week will require lane closures, as mentioned above.

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

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Posted by: Stan Russell | December 4, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 4

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Friday, Dec. 1—first two pix (aerials), courtesy of John Madonna, Pic #3—courtesy of Kyle Evans; photos 4-5 of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) paving from Thursday, Nov. 30; photo #6 of Paul’s Slide—aerial courtesy of John Madonna from last Friday, Dec. 1.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Dec. 4

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south, continued constructing the south fill embankment and also constructing the middle portion of the fill. These same operations will continue this week.

the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south and will place rock revetment across the entire toe. Also, construction continues of the south fill embankment. These same operations will this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. The contractor continues reshaping the canyon.

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

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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REMINDER OF THE PAVING AND FULL CLOSURE AT PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6) TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOV. 30 FROM 7:30 AM TO 4 PM.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 27

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point, except for Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 am to 4 pm at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—both north and south gates at Paul’s will be closed as paving will occur and roadway will be impassable at this location during this time only.

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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