CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

CALTRANS COMPLETED OVERNIGHT PAVING ON STATE ROUTE 1 AT BIXBY CREEK BRIDGE THIS MORNING

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans performed highway polyester concrete paving on both directions of State Route 1 at Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur for two overnights on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th.

There will be one more night on the schedule to pave the asphalt approaches onto the bridge, but that activity will probably be in the next few months.

There were electronic message boards alerting the public of these lane closures and traffic control. The California Highway Patrol was present to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

This $3.8 million project is being be performed by American Civil Constructors of Benicia,

CA in an effort to provide smooth ride for all travelers.

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 freenumber at 1-831-372-0862 or

Can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Bixby Bridge-Paving on southbound side Tuesday night Bixby-Paving on northbound side Wednesday night

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Posted by: Stan Russell | July 18, 2018

STATE ROUTE 1/MUD CREEK NOW FULLY OPEN

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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

###TRAFFIC ADVISORY###

STATE ROUTE 1/MUD CREEK NOW FULLY OPEN

MONTEREY COUNTY – State Route 1 at Mud Creek re-opened at 9:45 this morning after a 14 month closure due to a massive landslide followed by an emergency repair project.

Our official ribbon-cutting/community celebration is still set for Friday, July 20 at 11 am at the Ragged Point Inn with several agency representatives, elected officials, stakeholders, community officials and local news media planning to attend.

This $54 million repair included the reconstruction of ¼-mile of new roadway alignment built on the slide material and a compacted embankment at the south and north ends. The new highway extends out towards the ocean upwards of 250 from the original highway. The roadway is 150 to 260 ft. above sea level and buttressed with a series of embankments, berms, rocks, netting, culverts and other stabilizing material.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All work is not complete at Mud Creek. Motorists/locals will encounter one-way traffic control at times when a lane closure is needed. Also, due to the cuts and work on the slope and road at Mud Creek, it will take approximately two winters for the new slopes to stabilize.

The public may learn more about this and other projects by visiting the Caltrans District 5 News Release page at: http://dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:30 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

###TRAFFIC ADVISORY###

STATE ROUTE 1/MUD CREEK WILL OPEN TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 BY 10 AM

MONTEREY COUNTY– The contractor made great progress in the last several days so final striping and inspection by our crews is underway. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek will RE-OPEN by 10 am tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, nearly 14 months after the massive landslide and emergency repair project.

Electronic Message Signs will be changed once the highway is open, also Headquarters Communications and QuickMap will be updated.

Our official ribbon-cutting/community celebration remains set for Friday, July 20 at 11 am at the Ragged Point Inn.

This $54 million repair included the reconstruction of ¼-mile of new roadway alignment built on the slide material and a compacted embankment at the south and north ends. The new highway extends out towards the ocean upwards of 250 from the original highway. The roadway is 150 to 260 feet above sea level and buttressed with a series of embankments, berms, rocks, netting, culverts and other stabilizing material.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All roadwork is still not complete at Mud Creek. Travelers may encounter one-way traffic control at times when a lane closure is needed, mostly on weekdays. Also, due to the cuts and work on the embankment and roadway at Mud Creek, it will take about two winters for the new slopes to fully stabilize.

The public may learn more about this and other projects by visiting the Caltrans District 5 News Release page at: http://dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm.

Aerial photo of Mud Creek from today courtesy of John Madonna.

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
District: District 5 (Central Coast)
Contact: susana.cruz (bilingual) or jim.shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*UPDATE*

Caltrans Plans To Re-Open Highway 1 at Mud Creek

Opening Slated for Friday, July 20 at 11 am, Southern Closure Moved Back to Just North of Salmon Creek on Friday, July 13

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 16, 2018

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from just north of Salmon Creek (PM 3.0) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Ragged Point is open through San Luis Obispo County. Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek is expected to open on Friday, July 20.

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. This is the last closure point along Big Sur. When Highway 1 re-opens (by July 20th), motorists will be able to travel from Cambria to Carmel.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Following the opening of the highway at Mud Creek, it’s expected that intermittent lane closures and roadwork may continue. The updated current cost is at $54 million.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area until the opening because this location remains an active construction zone.

Construction activities this week include creating completion of safety features.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All work is not complete at Mud Creek. Motorists/locals will encounter one-way traffic control at times when a lane closure is needed. Also, due to the cuts and work on the slope and road at Mud Creek, it will take approximately two winters for the new slopes to stabilize.

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. Worked on rock fencing continues.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)
Final items continue taking place. Project is near completion.

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

The next update will be AS NEEDED, NONE FOR THE TIME BEING. ☺

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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Mud Creek asphalt paving – getting ready to reopen on Friday, July 20 at 11:00 AM

Mud Creek with new pavement and getting ready to reopen this Friday, July 20.

MONTEREY COUNTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY

July 12, 2018Rio Road Open to Traffic July 16th

A major milestone in the Climbing Lane project will be marked on Monday, July 16th when Rio Road will be completely open for traffic and the project moves into Phase 2, which is the final phase of the work.

There will be a short detour around the project area Sunday evening, July 15th to accommodate equipment needed to finalize Rio Road work.

From 7:00 p.m. on the 15th through 6:00 a.m. on the 16th, traffic in both directions will be routed from Highway 1 around the project area onto Carmel Rancho Boulevard then back onto the highway. A detour map is available online.

Rio Road will be fully open by 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 16h. The completion of this portion of the project will help reduce traffic delays and frustrations. For those who use this route regularly, please be aware the newly placed signal on Rio Road may require adjustments and Caltrans will be onsite Monday to monitor and adjust as needed.

Another helpful change in Phase 2 is that the traffic flow on Highway 1 in the work area will shift from southbound side of the road to the northbound side, which means northbound travelers will be able to use the right turn lane to access the Crossroads Shopping Center.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contact Christine Poe at
PoeC or (831) 755-5025 or Grant Leonard at grant or (831) 775-4402


MONTEREY COUNTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY

July 12, 2018
Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of July 16th

A major milestone in the Climbing Lane project will be marked on Monday, July 16th when Rio Road will be completely open for traffic and the project moves into Phase 2, the project’s final phase. There will be a short detour around the project area Sunday evening, July 15th to accommodate equipment needed to finalize Rio Road work.

Here are details:

Sunday, July 15th:
• Highway 1 detour between Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road onto Carmel Rancho Boulevard from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. A detour map is available online.
• All K-rails from Rio Road will be removed
• K-rails on Highway 1 will be adjusted so that the traffic flow moves to the northbound side
• Crews will be sweeping/striping both Rio Road and Highway 1

Monday, July 16th:
• Rio Road will be open to traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m.
• Highway 1 traffic will be moved to the northbound side of the roadway.
• Thanks to this traffic flow change, northbound drivers on Highway 1 will have easy right turn access to the Crossroads.
• Newly placed signal on Rio Road may need timing adjustments. Caltrans will be onsite to monitor.
• Work begins on the southbound side of Highway 1, excavating
and grading through August 3rd .

Other than Sunday, work crews will have regular daytime work hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

During this phase of construction, access to the Carmel River Inn will be via Rio and Oliver Roads.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contact Christine Poe at PoeC or (831) 755-5025 or Grant Leonard at
grant or (831) 775-4402.

Footage shows missing Oregon woman traveling through Monterey County

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office investigating

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Posted: July 10, 2018 07:07 AM PDT
Updated: July 12, 2018 10:54 AM PDT

 

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MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. – The search for a missing Oregon woman, Angela Hernandez has made its way to Monterey County.

San Mateo County officials said through their in-depth investigation, detectives discovered Hernandez traveled south on Hwy 1 into Monterey County on Friday around 9:30 a.m.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office told KION they are now assisting in the investigation.

This was confirmed by nearby business video footage that appeared to show the Jeep Patriot in the Carmel Highlands area.

Wednesday Monterey County officials were searching using multiple units, including drones. The fog did not allow a plane to go up, but officials say they are going to try again today.

Hernandez has not been heard from since July 5th.

If you know anything about Hernadez’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact authorities immediately.

7/10/18: Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office is helping in the search for an Oregon woman who disappeared traveling to Lancaster. Angela Hernandez vanished without a trace somewhere along Highway 1 just North of Santa Cruz earlier this week.

On Thursday, July 5, Hernandez texted her sister saying that she was going to sleep in her car in a parking lot in Half Moon Bay.

The next morning she sent another text. That was the last time her sister heard from her.

“Just a simple text, ‘I’m about to start driving’ with a couple hearts she sent me,” said Angela’s sister Isabel to our sister station in San Francisco (KPIX) “And then I replied ‘OK’ with a heart back to her and that was the last that I had any contact with my sister.”

Isabel called police when Angela failed to make it to Lancaster by early evening.

“Right now we have Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office assisting with a search of her last known whereabouts,” said Detective Rosemerry Blankswade, with the San mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

“They were able to ping her last location was Davenport, California which is fifty five miles about south of Half Moon Bay, which means she took Highway 1,” says Isabel.

Investigators only have a few clues including the last picture she sent her sister and the description of her car that’s also missing.

Angela’s Jeep Patriot is white with the license plate number 436 KSQ,

https://www.kion546.com/news/footage-shows-missing-woman-traveling-through-monterey-county/765939298

Today’s Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

CALTRANS TO BEGIN OVERNIGHT PAVING ON STATE ROUTE 1 AT BIXBY CREEK BRIDGE ON TUESDAY, JULY 17—LONG DELAYS FOR VEHICLES OVER 25 FEET IN LENGTH

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will perform highway polyester concrete paving on both directions of State Route 1 at Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur for two overnights on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th.

Motorists driving vehicles less than 25 ft. in length will experience up to 15-minutes delays. Motorists driving vehicles over 25 ft. in length can experience delays of up to two hours.

Overnight roadwork hours are from 8 pm until 6 am the following morning.

There will be electronic message boards alerting the public of these lane closures and traffic control. The California Highway Patrol will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

This $3.8 million project is being be performed by American Civil Constructors of Benicia, CA in an effort to provide smooth ride for all travelers.

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 freenumber at 1-831-372-0862 or

Can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

CALTRANS
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

District: District 5 (Central Coast)

Contact: susana.cruz (bilingual) or jim.shivers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*UPDATE*

Caltrans Announces Plans To Re-Open Highway 1 at Mud Creek

Opening Slated for Friday, July 20, 2018/Southern Closure This Week at Ragged Point

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from Ragged Point (SLO 72.87) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Ragged Point is open through San Luis Obispo County. Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek is expected to open on Friday, July 20.

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. This is the last closure point along Big Sur. When Highway 1 re-opens motorists will be able to travel from Cambria to Carmel.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Following the opening of the highway at Mud Creek, it’s expected that intermittent lane closures and roadwork may continue. The updated current cost is at $54 million.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area until the opening because this location remains an active construction zone.

Construction activities this week include creating new grade and the installation of safety features.

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. Worked on rock fencing continues.

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


Final items continue taking place. Project is near completion.

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

The next update will be on Monday, July 16

–Photos below—

Photos of Mud Creek Slide (left) June 1, 2017 and (right) June 3, 2018.

Photo of safety netting on slope above Highway 1, July 6, 2018.

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Jim Shivers

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Office

(805) 549-3237

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018Living History Day at Point Sur Lightstation.
An Open House celebrating the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse on August 1, 1889.

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 6, 2018

Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of July 9th

July 6, 2018

Highway1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of July 9th

Work crews will have regular daytime work hours this week: 7:30 to 3:30 p.m.New this week:

  • Caltrans will be modifying the county signal on Rio Road foreast/west bound traffic
  • Construction crews will be placing concrete for sidewalks andgutters on both sides of Highway 1
  • Commuters will see crews paving Rio Road Thursday and preparingto shift to Stage 2, the final stage of this project, next week. You cansee a graphic of what will be done during

Looking ahead, locals will be happy to know that on July 16th, Rio Road will be completely open for traffic, the cement barriers will be removed.

Barriers will also shift on Highway 1 so that drivers will be able to usenewly paved roadway.

Good news about the “No Parking” signs which have been placed near the entrance of Point Lobos. Drivers appear to be heeding the signs.

CHP is enforcing.

Remember – business and shopping centers near theconstruction area are open! For easier access, drivers candetour to Carmel Valley Road and Carmel RanchoBoulevard until Rio Road us fully open.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contactChristine Poe at PoeCor (831) 755-5025or Grant Leonard at

grantor (831) 775-4402.

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