Posted by: Stan Russell | October 4, 2012

Overnight closures begin October 15/Coming Attractions

Hello Big Sur!

Caltrans has updated the overnight closure date for Highway 1 at Rocky Creek slide.

Today’s Date: Thursday, October 4, 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 – After further consultation with the contractor, the hours
for full closures of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek (PM 59.5) will be 9 pm to 7 am
beginning Monday, October 15 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
Thursdays. No full closures will occur on Friday/Saturday nights.

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.

Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions
and other factors.

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, CA.

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

Coming Attractions

Big Sur Jade Festival
October 5-7

Henry Miller Library
Saturday, October 6
Screening of Big Sur – Big Easy Express

Tuesday, October 9
State Theatre in Monterey
Patti Smith

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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