Posted by: Stan Russell | November 20, 2012

Highway 1/Rocky Creek Viaduct update

Caltrans Press Release

Today’s Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00 am
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: 805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
** UPDATE #6 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT IS UNDERWAY—
DAYTIME ROADWORK AND OVERNIGHT CLOSURES CONTINUE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Daytime roadwork continues next week from 7am to 5 pm Monday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 1. Overnight closures of Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (Mile Marker 59.5) are scheduled for four nights starting from next Monday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9 pm to 7 am each night. No overnight closures Sunday, Nov. 25.

Construction continues with drilling work for the viaduct columns.

Hwy. 1 @ Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. However, full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays until February. 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 so stay tuned for regular updates.

The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge 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 updates.

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

For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/ 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

From Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade

Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade

Quilt Raffle

Tickets $25 or 5 for $100
Only 500 tickets to be sold
Drawing January 27th, 2013
(need not be present to win)

24 years ago the West Earl Fire Company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, began having an annual auction to increase charitable donations to maintain their services. The community is legendary for its Amish and Mennonite quilts, all hand crafted by generations of truly talented artists.

One of the beautiful quilts was purchased by a Big Sur resident and donated to the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade as a raffle item to raise money to help purchase a much-needed water tender. The masterpiece quilt, “Provenance”, will be displayed at the C.P.O.A. Annual Meeting on Monday, November 19th at the Grange from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

The colorful quilt has been embroidered on the back to reflect both volunteer fire companies. The Mennonite women of the community, master quilters, hand stitched every panel and border design. This king size quilt is truly a unique piece of folk art and will become a family heirloom for generations to enjoy.

If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to purchase raffle tickets, you may purchase them by mail. Tickets cost $25 each or $100 for five tickets. Please send your check to: Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, P.O. Box 520, Big Sur, CA 93920.
You may also purchase tickets at http://www.bigsurfire.org

(Note: The writing on the image above is not on the quilt.)

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