Posted by: Stan Russell | September 27, 2012

Rocky Creek Viaduct Project is Underway/Upcoming Events

Hello Big Sur!

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 27, 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


MONTEREY COUNTY – Following the survey results from the Big Sur community,
the hours for full closures of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek will be 9 pm to 7 am
beginning Thursday, Oct. 11 through the end of February, Caltrans officials
have announced.

Roadwork will occur seven days a week, 24/7 with one-way signalized traffic
control. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time. However, full
overnight closures will take place five nights a week Sundays through

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel
near the Rocky Creek Bridge along Highway 1 began on Sept. 4. Completion is
scheduled by Labor Day 2013, weather permitting.

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

In order to minimize traffic impact as part of the project, there will be
advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses via a traffic
hotline, electronic message signs and email notifications.

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

For more information, please visit:
or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.

Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326–Fax

Upcoming Events

Henry Miller Library
Saturday, 9/29 7th Annual Reel Rock Film Tour
9/30 Laura Marling
10/2 Alanis Morisette
10/3 Steve Earle
10/9 Patti Smith
10/14 Ping Pong 2012
10/19 Mark Kozelek (of Red House Painters & Sun Kil Moon)

21st Annual Big Sur Jade Festival
October 5-7, 2012
Pacific Valley School

Fernwood Resort
10/8 The Head and the Heart
10/26-28 Communion in the Redwoods

32nd Annual Big Sur River Run
October 27

Kaffe Fassett Dreaming in Color book signing
October 22

Halloween Bal Masque
October 31

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100 – Contains updates on emergency information when appropriate.

Highway 1 Big Sur now has a toll free hotline to Check Road Conditions courtesy of CalTrans 888-836-0866


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