Posted by: Stan Russell | May 23, 2017

MAJOR SLIDE AT MUD CREEK ON STATE ROUTE 1 IN MONTEREY COUNTY

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Cruz (bilingual) or Jim Shivers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAJOR SLIDE AT MUD CREEK ON STATE ROUTE 1 IN MONTEREY COUNTY

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Mud Creek (PM 8.9) area on State Route 1 sustained a major event on Saturday evening, May 20 when over a million tons of rock and dirt fell down the slope continuing down to the ocean floor 250 feet off the shoreline.

The Mud Creek area is ¼ mile in length, made up of five slides, four of which fell during this single event and consolidated into one slide. The remaining slide now extends 1,500 feet in length over State Route 1 and is about 35 to 40 feet deep.

Roadwork at Mud Creek was suspended and heavy equipment removed last week due to the threat of new slides and for safety of highway workers. Caltrans geologists and engineers plan to assess it further when this area stabilizes.

There is no estimate when this section of State Route 1, approximately nine miles north of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line will re-open.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (831) 372-0862 or visit the District 5 website

at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

Aerial Photo of Mud Creek Slide on State Route 1 in Monterey County.

(Courtesy of John Madonna Construction)

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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

*A news release is attached (and shown at bottom of email) on the third and fourth convoys—scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of this week.*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, MAY 22 AT NOONTIME– PAUL’S SLIDE FUTURE ACCESS DEPENDENT ON SAFETY.

PAUL’S SLIDE ROADWORK HAS CEASED DUE TO SLIDE ACTIVITY WHICH HAS INCREASED. THE ROADWAY WILL BE ASSESSED AT EACH SCHEDULED ACCESS TIME (SHOWN BELOW), BUT IF ROADWAY IS DEEMED UNSAFE, SUCH AS MATERIAL COMING DOWN, LOW VISIBILITY DUE TO EXCESSIVE FOG OR SLIDE IS BEING ACTIVE, LOCALS/DELIVERIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED THROUGH. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR TODAY’S EVENING ACCESS, LOCAL RESIDENTS CAN LINE UP, BUT IF MATERIAL IS COMING ONTO THE ROADWAY OR PAUL’S SLIDE IS ACTIVE, LOCALS WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS.

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [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.]

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· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL AND REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY.

PAUL’S SLIDE HAS ALSO HAD SLIDE ACTIVITY OVER THE LAST WEEK AND HAS CEASED WORK FOR THE TIME BEING. HOWEVER, IT WILL ALLOW LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ACCESS WHENEVER IT IS DETERMINED TO SAFELY DO SO BUT CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE (SEE UPDATE ABOVE). CALTRANS NEEDS TO RE-ASSESS THE SITUATION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE BY MID-DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 23.

Work on the slope continues. The targeted “public access” date of mid-to-late-June needs to be re-assessed with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further out.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

Today’s Date: Monday, May 22, 2017

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

*Update #3*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will continue the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 25.

These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and will include intermittent closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road on Tuesday, May 23 from 7:30 am to 3 pm and on Thursday, May 25 from 8 am until 7 pm. Motorists wishing to travel east/west in the morning must do so before the first convoy begins. On Thursday, motorists will encounter delays during the movement of these four convoys westbound from 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm and eastbound from 11 am to 1 pm andfrom5 pm to 7 pm. All vehicles must not exceed 30 feet in length and a weight of 15 tons.

The Tuesday convoys will include asphalt and other materials in 10 trucks while the Thursday convoys will include the remaining 50% of the rock and sand necessary to create concrete abutments for the new bridge. Future convoys will transport two mobile batch plants, two concrete boom pump trucks, vacuum trucks and rebar cages. This equipment will be used to construct concrete abutments and overall construction of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52).

The steel girders for the new bridge are currently being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA. They will then be moved to a plant near Stockton for painting before they are shipped to Pfeiffer Canyon. This $24 million project is expected to be open to the public in mid to late September.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Photo of second convoy

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

Follow us on Facebook

We welcome your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBZG55

HIGHWAY ONE UPDATE – MONDAY, MAY 22 – PAUL’S SLIDE NOON ACCESS TODAY CANCELLED

No noon time access today at Paul’s Slide due to slide activity with minimal

visibility due to fog. We will provide an update this afternoon regarding this evening’s 7 PM access.

MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL AND REMAINS IMPASSABLE. PAUL’S SLIDE HAS ALSO HAD SLIDE ACTIVITY AND HAS CEASED WORK FOR THE TIME BEING. HOWEVER, IT WILL ALLOW LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ACCESS TOMORROW, MONDAY, MAY 22 BUT CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE(SEE UPDATE ABOVE). CALTRANS NEEDS TO RE-ASSESS THE SITUATION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE BY MID-DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 23.

Photos of Mud Creek from yesterday, Saturday, May 20 when Mud Creek lost millions of cubic yards at 9:30 pm and also photos from today –Photos with credits shown at bottom of email.

MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT YESTERDAY AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL AND REMAINS IMPASSABLE. PAUL’S SLIDE HAS ALSO HAD SLIDE ACTIVITY AND HAS CEASED WORK FOR THE TIME BEING. HOWEVER, IT WILL ALLOW LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ACCESSTOMORROW, MONDAY, MAY 22 BUT CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. CALTRANS NEEDS TO RE-ASSESS THE SITUATION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE BY MID-DAY ON TUESDAY, MAY 23.

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STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [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.]

************************************************************************************************

· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) –NO ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·
· Mud Creek has three major issues: 1) a partial lane missing; 2) the slope/roadway is at an angle and 3) significant slide material is still coming down. Vehicles and local residents will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson to exit south or clear the access times at Paul’s Slide. MAJOR SLIDE/SLIPOUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY.

Work on the slope continues. The targeted “public access” date of mid-June shows medium

probability with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further out.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

Another update will be provided by mid-day Tuesday, May 23.

Photo above taken on Friday, May 19 before major slipout—courtesy of Tafay Wilson for Caltrans

Photo above taken today, Sunday, May 21 after major slipout showing a point. Courtesy of Tafay Wilson and below, photo courtesy of Inga Dorosz for Caltrans

Photo above of Mud Creek from the north side today, Sunday May 21. Courtesy of Rock Knocker for Caltrans.

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

Follow us on Facebook

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Left to right: 1-2) Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) ; 3) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6); 4-5) Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction (PM 45.52)—Abutment 2 Form is 24’ tall, rebar cages 5.5’ tall; 6) Various Stages of Girder Fabrication in Mare Island at XKT Plant; 7) Trailer Slide (PM 45.84).

* AN UPDATED RELEASE ON NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON CLOSURES IS FOUND BELOW AND ATTACHED, WITH NEXT THURSDAY’S CLOSURES, MAY 25)*

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [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.]

************************************************************************************************

· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) –NO ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. No ETO for Mud Creek at this time. No Change.

·
· Mud Creek has three major issues: 1) a partial lane missing; 2) the slope/roadway is at an angle and 3) significant slide material is still coming down. There is the possibility of retaining walls or a side hill viaduct as a viable solution for Mud Creek, but first we need to drill, and to do so, we need the slide to cease movement and the water to stop flowing. Vehicles and local residents will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson to exit south or clear the access times at Paul’s Slide.
·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY. No Change.

Work on the slope continues. The targeted “public access” date of mid-June

shows medium probability with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further

out.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan

north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road

before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

The contractor has begun demolition of the original abutment on the north side and will be focusing on

excavation, forming, placing rebar and pouring the new abutment #2 on the north side over the next few

weeks.

Progress continues to take place but being that Mud Creek is closed until further notice, we

Continue to bring convoys with 10-wheelers containing loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other

items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—the third convoy scheduled for next

Thursday, May 25. Current public access date remains: Mid-to-late September.

Trailer Slide Removal within PCB Closure (PM 45.84)

Slide removal operations just north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project, which we are calling the “trailer

slide” began Monday, May 15. Temporary guardrail (K-rail) was placed and there

will be STOP sign controls in place 24/7 at PM 45.84 just north of Sycamore Canyon Road. This is within

the closure for the bridge project and will only affect residents of Pfeiffer Ridge Road and Sycamore Canyon

Road. Flaggers will control traffic during work hours. There may be some delay as trucks are loaded out.

Status: We are getting close to completing the slide removal but still have several days of loading out trucks

then putting in the drapery system; remaining one lane for at least another week.

Another update will be provided by mid-day Tuesday, May 22.

********************************************************************************************************

Today’s Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

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

*Update #2*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will continue the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Thursday, May 25.

These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol and will include intermittent closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from 8 am until 7 pm. Motorists wishing to travel east/west in the morning must do so before the first convoy begins. Motorists will encounter delays during the movement of these four convoys westbound from 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm and eastbound from 11 am to 1 pm andfrom5 pm to 7 pm. All vehicles should not exceed 30 feet in length and a weight of 15 tons.

These convoys will include the remaining 50% of the rock and sand necessary to create concrete abutments for the new bridge. Future convoys will transport two mobile batch plants, two concrete boom pump trucks, vacuum trucks and rebar cages. This equipment will be used to construct concrete abutments and overall construction of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52).

The steel girders for the new bridge are currently being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA. They will then be moved to a plant near Stockton for painting before they are shipped to Pfeiffer Canyon. This $24 million project is expected to be open to the public in mid to late September.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Photo from yesterday of second convoy

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

Follow us on Facebook

We welcome your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBZG55

Press Release:

To Support Our Friends in Big Sur Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour Offers Free Registration to Big Sur Artists

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Shirmaine Jones
Arts Habitat, 831-624-6111
staff@artshabitat.org

Arts Habitat is inviting Big Sur artists to participate, for free, in the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour, if they locate in model homes at East Garrison, during the second weekend of the Tour, September 30 & October 1. We are making this opportunity available as a way of helping Big Sur artists recover from the fires and road closures of these past months. Regular registration deadline is May 31, late registration ends June 16. Contact Arts Habitat at 624-6111 or staff for more information; or go to ArtsHabitat.org for Tour details and registration forms.

The Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout the County, and takes place September 23 & 24 in Coastal, Peninsula and Carmel Valley locations; and September 30 & October 1 in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North & South County locations.

Sincerely,
Shirmaine Jones, Administrator, Arts Habitat
831-624-6111, artshabitat.org
3785 Via Nona Marie, Ste. 312, Carmel, CA 93923
PO Box 221487, Carmel, CA 93922

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“Arts Habitat connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison.”

Download Registration Form below:
2017 AOST Writable Individual Form with Agreement 2_22_17.pdf

Posted by: Stan Russell | May 17, 2017

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

Today’s Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

*Update #1*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will continue the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Thursday, May 18.

This single convoy will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol and will include full closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road at 8 am. Motorists traveling westbound should do so before the convoy begins. Motorists wishing to travel eastbound towards US Highway 101 after 8 am will be held at State Route 1 until the convoy passes. This is the only convoy scheduled and will take about four hours to complete the round-trip, allowing for both access times at Paul’s Slide to take place as scheduled.

This convoy will include six 10-wheeler trucks full of fine aggregate (sand), which will be used to construct concrete abutments for the new bridge. An update on future convoys will be sent out when information has been confirmed.

The steel girders for the new bridge are currently being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA.

The girders will then be moved to a plant near Stockton for painting before they are shipped to the Pfeiffer Canyon site. This $24 million project is expected to allow public access in mid to late September.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can

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

Photo from yesterday of 1st Convoy carrying coarse aggregate via Nacimiento-Fergusson for the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction.

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

Follow us on Facebook

We welcome your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBZG55

1-2) Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) attached. Photos of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction (below)—courtesy of Kyle Evans for Caltrans.

* AN UPDATED RELEASE ON NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON CLOSURES WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 WITH THURSDAY’S

CLOSURES)*

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [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.]

************************************************************************************************

· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) –NO ACCESS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. No ETO for Mud Creek at this time.

· Mud Creek has three major issues:
1) a partial lane missing;
2) the slope/roadway is at an angle and
3) significant slide material is still coming down. There is the possibility of retaining walls or a side hill viaduct as a viable solution for Mud Creek, but first we need to drill, and to do so, we need the slide to cease movement and the water to stop flowing. Vehicles and local residents will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson to exit south or clear the access times at Paul’s Slide.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY.

No Change. Work on the slope continues. The targeted “public access” date of mid-June

shows medium probability with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further

out.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan

north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road

before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

The foundation pile for the abutment and wing walls was completed last week (north end) and the drilling contractor is currently mobilizing the south end to begin the foundation work there. The contractor has begun demolition of the original abutment on the north side and will be focusing on excavation, forming, placing rebar and pouring the new abutment #2 on the north side over the next few weeks.

Progress continues to take place but being that Mud Creek is closed until further notice, we need to bring 10 loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—thus far scheduled for today and Thursday of this week. Current public access date remains: Mid-to-late September.

Slide Removal within PCB Closure (PM 45.84)

Slide removal operations just north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project, which we are calling the “trailer slide” will began yesterday, Monday, May 15. Temporary guardrail (K-rail) was placed yesterday and there will be STOP sign controls in place 24/7 at PM 45.84 just north of Sycamore Canyon Road. This is within the closure for the bridge project and will only affect residents of Pfeiffer Ridge Road and Sycamore Canyon

Road. Flaggers will control traffic during work hours. There may be some delay as trucks are loaded out.

Another update will be provided by mid-day Friday, May 19.

Photos of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction below.

 

North Side Abutment area. The piles have been poured and excavators and loaders are digging down preparing the area for the forms for the wing walls and the abutment.

 

Left side a rebar cage is lowered into the ground for one of the piles that will form the foundation for the abutment. Right foreground. The drill rig clears out dirt built up on the drill while drilling the hole for the west wing wall.

 

The crane (right side) is lowering a rebar cage into the ground that will become the foundation pile for the north

abutment. Another rebar cage is pictured on the ground in the foreground waiting to be lowered in. The drill rig can be

seen beyond the crane in the background drilling the hole for the foundation pile for the west wing wall.

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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From Community Foundation for Monterey County

Join us Tuesday, 5/16 for DMT Imaging Ribbon Cutting “Soberanes Fire: Immolation, Aftermath and Rebirth” featuring photos of the Soberanes Fire and Big Sur winter storms by local photographer Michael Troutman/ DMT Imaging. Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting from 5-7 PM at East Village Coffee Lounge. 50 % of exhibition proceeds benefit the Big Sur Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (www.cfmco.org/bigsurrelief) and the Big Sur Land Trust. Thank you, Michael! — at Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Mark your calendars. We have a lot of great stuff lined up at our new location: 3728 The Barnyard, Suite-G-23 in Carmel! (If you’re interested in volunteering at any of these events, lemme know!) Thanks!

Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm: Jonathan Richman (!!) with Tommy Larkins!
Our first performer at the Barnyard is our old friend Jonathan! COSMIC!!! What better way to test the acoustics of our new place! Tickets here.

Monday, May 22nd at 3 pm: Author Andrew Schelling talk and booksigning celebrating his new book onJaime de Angulo!
It’s an afternoon with Andrew Schelling, author of “Tracks Along the West Coast,” a book that examines the life of The Old Coyote of Big Sur Jaime de Angulo and Native California cultures. RSVP here.
Sunday, May 28th at 2 pm: HML at the Barnyard OPENING PARTY!! Be a part of history!!! See the new space! Meet new friends! Check out our exhibits! Poetry, music, dancing and more! It’s our grand opening celebration. By donation. RSVP here!
Friday, June 2nd at 7 pm: Joe Burnett on the California Condor – Through Fire and Rain!
An evening with Ventana Wildlife Society’s Sr. Condor Biologist, Joe Burnett as he describes the miraculous return of California Condors to Big Sur. NOT TO BE MISSED! RSVP here!!
Thursday, June 8th at 7 pm The Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series returns!

The film series is back, now in its eleventh year and this summer we’ll be screenings all film at our new location at the Barnyard! RSVP for the first night here, and do so fast. It will sell out! (RSVP for each week here!)

Saturday, June 10th at 7 pm: Sudden Oak Death – A report from Kerri Frangioso
Kerri has been studying Sudden Oak Death in Big Sur as a Staff Research Associate for the Dave Rizzo Plant Pathology lab at UC Davis for over 10 years. Come to hear what she has to say in what will be a fascinating discussion! RVSP here.

Saturday, June 17th at 5 pm: “Big Sur Revealed” book signing with Doug Steakley!
Big Sur comes to Carmel! Doug presents a slide show and signs copy of his glorious new book, Big Sur Revealed, which contains over 100 photographs of the Big Sur coastline and more! RSVP here!

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