CALTRANSHighway 1 Update
Tuesday, February 28
12:30 PM

Photos from yesterday.

SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).

*IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5) UPDATE:

· DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNSAND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEARand not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.

· Drilling began Thursday, February 23 and will continue for approximately two weeks. Caltrans geotechnical and bridge experts from around the state are working as quickly as possible toward the bridge replacement. Drilling investigation findings are targeted for March 17.

· On the maintenance side, our goal is to make progress with the slides to regain access on both sides of the Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge:

· On the south, work is being done 24/7 to repair the road at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6).

· On the north, there are still areas of concern with fallen trees, mud and slope instability.

Locals may travel in a truck, SUV or van, daytime only:

1) between Ragged. Pt. and Limekiln Crk Bridge (PM 21) and

2) between just north of Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge and Carmel.

*We realize that access is limited to locals and please be aware that businesses remain open.*

Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided around mid-day Wednesday, March 1 or sooner if conditions change.

NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans road inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

PM 57 JSO Hurricane Point

PM 54 Pt. Near Point Sur Naval Station

PM 54 Pt. Near Point Sur Naval Station

PM 49.03 River Inn

PM 47.03 Near Fernwood

Specialized Helicopters has created a web landing page exclusively for Big Sur locals, employees… to book flights in and out of Big Sur. This landing page should help to answer many questions. The least expensive way to fly is to fill all the seats so please organize amongst yourselves or log in and see if there happens to be a seat available on the date you would like to fly. If a flight isn’t showing for the date you need to fly you can always call Specialized and organize a special flight.

Visit it and book your flights here:http://www.specializedheli.com/big-sur-relief/

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 27, 2017

Big Sur Health Center update – Monday, February 27th

Big Sur Health Center update – Monday, February 27th

The Health Center reopened today and all went well. Medications have been picked up and will be delivered to Specialized Aviation for transport tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Please note the next medication transport is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th. Please contact us by Thursday, March 2nd, at 1:00 pm if you wish to have your medications on Saturday’s flight.

We will provide updates periodically as transport schedules are determined.

CALTRANSHIGHWAY 1 UPDATE
Monday, February 27
1:00 PM

Photos of: 1-2) Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 3-4) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).

*IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5) UPDATE:

· DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNSAND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEARand not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.

· Drilling began Thursday, February 23 and will continue for approximately two weeks. Caltrans geotechnical and bridge experts from around the state are working as quickly as possible toward the bridge replacement. Drilling investigation findings are targeted for March 17.

· On the maintenance side, our goal is to make progress with the slides to regain as much access from the south as possible. We are also working to keep the roadway passable from the north to just north of the Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge—for locals only.

*BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN*

Locals may travel in a truck, SUV or van, daytime only (after 10 am):

1) between Ragged. Pt. and Limekiln Crk Bridge (PM 21) and

2) between just north of Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge and Carmel.

Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided around mid-morning Tuesday, Feb. 28 or sooner if conditions change.

NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans road inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

Mud Creek (PM 8.8)

Mud Creek (PM 8.8)

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 27, 2017

Health Center Open TODAY @ 10:00 AM

From Big Sur Health Center via CPOA

The following is from the Big Sur Health Center.

Big Sur Health Center will reopen today, Monday February 27, at 10:00 AM.

Anyone needing medication refills should contact us by 1:00 pm. We have arranged for helicopter transport Tuesday morning.

This requires intensive staff time, so we are trying to consolidate trips to all the various pharmacies. Please check your supply and plan ahead. Thank you!

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 27, 2017

Helicopter Flights Out of Big Sur This Morning

Hello Big Sur!

Specialized Helicopters will be running shuttles in and out of Big Sur this morning (Monday, February 27- 9AM-Noon) from Monterey Airport. Several incoming flights are full so there are open seats going out. Each leg, in or out, is $375 each way for the flight or $125/seat. You can carry a small amount of luggage on your lap but if your luggage needs takes up another seat you will need to buy that seat.

Please call Specialized Helicopters so that we can optimize each flight and to keep the flights full and affordable for you and make it possible for Specialized to run these shuttles for us.

Flights are limited.

Call Specialized Helicopters at (831) 763-2244 to reserve a seat.
http://www.specializedheli.com

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 25, 2017

HURRICANE POINT SLIDE UPDATE 2/25/17

Hello Big Sur!

From CHP that was on duty at Hurricane Point last night, February 25:

The officers last night encountered another slide covering both lanes near MM 57 and advised the roadway was impassable. One lane was cleared this morning and it is now passable and locals are allowed to get through.

They also noted near mile MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway. See photos below.

There is also a guard rail in the same vicinity that is compromised (second picture). Apparently, there is a house down below and to the right of the guard rail.

For reference, CHP is still on fixed post on SR-1, just south of Palo Colorado (MM 61) so this new slide is just a few miles south of their location.


New slide at Hurricane Point at MM 57 – It is now cleared to one lane


Guardrail in the same vicinity.


MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.
MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.
MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 24, 2017

A Note From Big Sur Health Center

From Big Sur Health Center via CPOA

Hello Everyone,

Following is a note about Health Center services.

Big Sur Health Center will reopen Monday morning at 10 am. We finally have power and water. Yeah! We hope to have phones by Monday. You

Until then, for any medically-related concerns or requests, please continue to contact our answering service through our main number, 667-2580 and someone will be available to help you.

Prescription Medication Orders

Sharen Carey, PA-C and Executive Director at the Big Sur Health Center, and her Staff will help with all prescription medication orders.

Please call the Health Center directly at: 831-667-2580

  • If the Health Center is closed due to power outage, please leave your message with the Answering Service and they will pass your message to Sharen and Staff.
  • Sharen will return your call and work out the details with you.
Posted by: Stan Russell | February 24, 2017

Specialized Helicopter Shuttle Flying in Big Sur This Weekend

Hello Big Sur!

Specialized Helicopters will be running shuttles in and out of Big Sur this weekend from Monterey Airport. Each leg, in or out, is $375 each way for the flight or $125/seat. You can carry a small amount of luggage on your lap but if your luggage needs takes up another seat you will need to buy that seat.

Please call Specialized Helicopters so that we can optimize each flight and to keep the flights full and affordable for you and make it possible for Specialized to run these shuttles for us.

Flights are limited.

Call Specialized Helicopters at (831) 763-2244 to reserve a seat.
http://www.specializedheli.com

Posted by: Stan Russell | February 24, 2017

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road Construction to Begin 2/27/2017

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST

Subject: Nacimiento-Fergusson Construction to Begin 2/27/2017

Dear local residents and cooperators,

The anticipated construction to repair the failing section of Nacimiento-Fergusson road at MP 4.2, will begin the week of February 27, 2017.

Construction Schedule

· February 27 (Monday), the contractor will move in, set up traffic control and start construction.

· Construction will take place Monday – Saturday, weather and conditions permitting.

· This contract is for 30 days, however if conditions are right, it may take less than 3 weeks.

Road Closure

o This closure begins Monday morning February 27, 2017. The road will be open and closed during the following times:

o Open from 6:00 pm – 07:00 am and from 11:30 am – 12:00 noon. The road will also be open on Sundays.

o Closed 7:00 am – 11:30 am and from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm. Monday through Saturday.

The contractor and the Forest Service are striving to have this project completed as soon as possible and allow traffic to safely resume use of this important road. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this challenging period.

If you have any further questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Debbie Evans
Roads Program Manager
Forest Service

Los Padres National Forest

p: 805-961-5772
deborahlevans
6750 Navigator Way Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

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