Posted by: Stan Russell | November 13, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 13

Photo 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9)—revetment work continues and photos 4 and 5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge—contractor stripping overhangs and removing project cameras.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 13*

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. Roadwork continues to construct 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. The contractor stripped the right side bridge overhang and brackets and removed the project cameras last week. This week they will begin stacking and banding material to demobilize.

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

* NOTE: THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE ON MONDAY, NOV. 27…HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING! ☺

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Caltrans District 5

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805.549.3138

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NEWS RELEASE

Los Padres National Forest
For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Los Padres Issues Closure Order for Key Trails, Camps on Monterey Ranger District

GOLETA, CA, November 7, 2017…Los Padres National Forest officials today issued a forest order to maintain a temporary closure of the Pine Ridge (Forest Trail No. E306), Terrace Creek (Forest Trail No. 3E22) and Ventana Camp (Forest Trail No. 2E14) trails, as well as Barlow Flat, Sykes, Redwood, Terrace Creek and Ventana Camps.

The remainder of the Soberanes Fire closure instituted last December on the Monterey Ranger District has been lifted.

Forest Service law enforcement officers will strictly enforce the new closure order, which carries a penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail. The order will expire November 6, 2018.

The closure order prohibits the public from being on these three trails or entering these five developed recreation sites due to continued public safety and natural resource concerns within the Soberanes Fire burn area. The closure will remain in effect until the hazardous trails conditions can be mitigated. Adequate surveys of these trails are being undertaken to determine the amount of damage, the subsequent repair needs, environmental planning, and funding sources to accomplish the necessary trail repair work before allowing public access to these popular trails and camps.

The scoping regarding this temporary closure included discussions with local landowners, members of the public, government agencies, as well as cooperators and volunteers.

For additional information, please contact the Monterey Ranger District at (831) 385-5434, or by visiting the Los Padres National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.

Posted by: Stan Russell | November 6, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 6

Photo 1 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9)—revetment work continues and photos 2 and 3 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge—contractor stripping overhangs.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 6

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 and photo shows revetment work. The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

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 had been stripping the left side overhang (see photos) and removed the soffit brackets in the bays of the bridge. They are stacking and banding the forming materials and staging them in the office yard to be demobilized. Roadwork this week consists of stripping the right side overhang, stacking and banding material to be moved to office yard and stripping the Abutment 1 end diaphragm. Contractor will resume contouring the material in 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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Posted by: Stan Russell | October 30, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Oct. 30

Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Oct. 30

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 (see photo). The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

There is currently no public 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. The contractor has been removing the falsework and soffit for the deck pour, contouring the canyon and demolishing the remainder of the bent 3 column which caused the initial failure of the structure (see photo). Roadwork this week consists of stripping the falsework and contouring the canyon (see photo) . The alternating lane closures are to facilitate stripping of the overhangs.

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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Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

Posted by: Stan Russell | October 26, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Thursday, Oct. 2

Photos of the Elephant Trunk Drainage modification process from Tuesday, Oct. 24

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Thursday, Oct. 26

The State Route 1 closure, due to Mud Creek slide, after the early completion of the Elephant Trunk Drainage modification near Ragged Point, returned to its previous location, north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (Mon. Co. PM 3) yesterday evening, Wednesday, Oct. 25. The closure location change lasted three days instead of five. Salmon Creek is again accessible to the public.

The drainage modification was necessary at the recently completed Elephant Trunk Soldier Pile Wall project and consisted of welding, hoisting and anchoring the drainage pipe on the hillside as the photos show. This roadwork was completed yesterday by 6 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

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Elephant Trunk Drainage modification process from Tuesday, Oct. 24

Elephant Trunk Drainage modification process from Tuesday, Oct. 24

Elephant Trunk Drainage modification process from Tuesday, Oct. 24

Please note daytime work on Monday, Oct. 30.

Today’s Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*UPDATE #1*

STATE ROUTE 1 OVERNIGHT WORK FOR BRIDGE PRESERVATION IN BIG SUR CONTINUES

MONTEREY COUNTY –Overnight closures consisting of one-way reversing traffic control on State Route 1 at Hot Springs Bridge (PM 32.81) and Lime Creek Bridge (PM 32.25) will take place over the next few nights with closure hours being from 9 pm to 6 am each night, with the exception of one day of daytime work only; locations and details are as follows:

Hot Springs Bridge (PM 32.81)

· Monday, Oct. 30 from 8 am to 4 pm

· Tuesday night, Oct. 31

Lime Creek Bridge (PM 32.25)

· Sunday night, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Nov. 2 (Friday morning, Nov. 3 at 6 am)

This one-way traffic control closure is necessary so that Caltrans can perform bridge preservation/deck sealing on the State Route 1 Hot Springs and Lime Creek bridges. This project also included bridge work in various locations in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties.

The contractor for this $950,000 project is Myers and Sons Construction of Sacramento, CA. This project is expected to be completed on Nov. 2, weather permitting.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through

highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

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Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

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para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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Posted by: Stan Russell | October 24, 2017

One-Way Reversing Traffic Control on State Route 1 Starts Tonight

ONE-WAY REVERSING TRAFFIC CONTROL ON STATE ROUTE 1 STARTS TONIGHT

MONTEREY COUNTY –Overnight closures consisting of one-way reversing traffic control on State Route 1 at Hot Springs Bridge (PM 32.81) and Lime Creek Bridge (PM 32.25) will take place over the next few nights with closure hours being from 9 pm to 6 am each night; locations and details are as follows:

Hot Springs Bridge (PM 32.81)

· Tuesday night, Oct. 24

· Monday night, Oct. 30

· Tuesday night, Oct. 31

Lime Creek Bridge (PM 32.25)

· Sunday night, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Nov. 2 (Friday morning, Nov. 3 at 6 am)

This one-way traffic control closure is necessary so that Caltrans can perform bridge preservation/deck sealing on the State Route 1 Hot Springs and Lime Creek bridges. This project also included bridge work in various locations in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties.

The contractor for this $950,000 project is Myers and Sons Construction of Sacramento, CA. This project is expected to be completed on Nov. 2, weather permitting.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through

highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

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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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Posted by: Stan Russell | October 23, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Oct. 23

Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9), Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35) and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Oct. 23

REMINDER: The State Route 1 closure, due to Mud Creek slide, has moved from its current location north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (Mon. Co. PM 3) to just north of Ragged Point (SLO Co. PM 72.87) for the Elephant Trunk Drainage modification. The closure location change took place today, Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 am until Friday, Oct. 27 at 3 pm. Salmon Creek will not have public access this week.

The drainage modification is necessary at the recently completed Elephant Trunk Soldier Pile Wall project and consists of welding, hoisting and anchoring the drainage pipe on the hillside. This roadwork should be completed by 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 27, weather permitting.

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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. The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

There is currently no public 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)

The new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened on Friday, Oct. 13 at 1:10 pm following a heartfelt community event where dignitaries, media and various agencies were also invited to partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Final work will continue for several weeks but Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge now provides access to both locals and the public. There will be some weekdays that will require a lane closure consisting of one-way reversing traffic control.

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 and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

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

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

Posted by: Stan Russell | October 17, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, Oct. 17

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, Oct. 17

The State Route 1 closure, due to Mud Creek slide, will move from its current location north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (Mon. Co. PM 3) to just north of Ragged Point (SLO Co. PM 78.87) for the Elephant Trunk Drainage modification. The closure location change will take place next week from Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 am until Friday, Oct. 27 at 3 pm. Salmon Creek will not be accessible next week.

The drainage modification is necessary at the recently completed Elephant Trunk Soldier Pile Wall project and consists of welding, hoisting and anchoring the drainage pipe on the hillside. This roadwork should be completed by 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 27, weather permitting.

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 | October 13, 2017

STATE ROUTE 1 AT PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE COMPLETED

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened to public traffic today at 1:10 P.M.

Today’s Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE ROUTE 1 AT PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE COMPLETED

Longest Steel Bridge over a Canyon in California

BIG SUR, MONTEREY COUNTY– Caltrans along with state leaders and local partners celebrated the completion of the State Route 1 Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project, just eight months after the bridge was damaged by harsh winter storms. The new $24 million single-span steel bridge replaces the 49-year-old concrete bridge which was demolished in March.

“We’re very excited to bring vital highway access back to locals and visitors only seven months after the former bridge was demolished,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “It’s a project that would normally take several years to complete,” he added.

This bridge was recognized as an Accelerated Bridge Construction project, new to California and the Big Sur Community. Dozens of bridge workers worked long hours, mostly 6-7 days a week since the end of March to complete the bridge. The signature feature of the new structure is 15 steel girders fabricated in Vallejo, weighing 62 tons each that span the rugged, 310-foot canyon. Its design includes no support columns, eliminating structural vulnerability from future slide activity. The new bridge has 12-foot lanes and 5-foot outside shoulders making it accessible for all travelers.

The slide at Pfeiffer Canyon was one of three major landslides that impacted State Route 1 in Monterey County due to record rainfall this past winter. Paul’s Slide, located 24 miles south of Pfeiffer Canyon remains active with public access provided by a temporary traffic signal. Closer to the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line is the Mud Creek slide, which totaled over 5 million cubic yards of material. A realignment project at that location has begun with completion of a new roadway expected by late summer of 2018.

The prime contractor for the $24 million Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge emergency replacement project was Golden State Bridge Company in Benicia, CA.

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