Posted by: Stan Russell | August 31, 2012

HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT BEGINS TUESDAY

CALTRANS PRESS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Friday, August 31, 2012
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

HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT BEGINS TUESDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY – A project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge along Highway 1 will begin Tuesday, September 4, Caltrans officials have announced.

Roadwork is scheduled to take place seven days a week and be completed in August of 2013. In addition, some planting of new vegetation will occur. The original project was envisioned as a five day work week with completion in December of 2013.

This project came about after a roadway slipout caused severe damage to the southbound lane and required Hwy. 1 to be closed from north of Big Sur and south of Carmel at Rocky Creek from March 17 through April 16, 2011. The contractor for this $11 million project is Golden State Bridge Inc. of Martinez.

In order to minimize impact and as part of the project, some overnight closures will take place but there will be plenty of advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

Hwy. 1 Viaduct Simulation-Facing North

Hwy. 1 Viaduct Simulation-Facing South

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