Hello Big Sur!
In addition to our weekly Caltrans update regarding the Rocky Creek construction project we have a Lasagna dinner fundraiser TONIGHT at the Big Sur River Inn.
Please join Mrs. Lee’s 4th & 5th grade class for their annual Lasanga dinner fundraiser. The monies raised at this event help fund the 4th and 5th grade trips to San Francisco and to Science Camp.
Together we can continue to make this fundraiser a success.
CALTRANS PRESS RELEASE
Today’s Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:15 am
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
** UPDATE #18 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES IN 2013 WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
MONTEREY COUNTY –Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Wednesday, Feb.20 through Friday, Feb. 22.Overnight closures continue from 9pm to 7am Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 21 (opening Friday at 7am).
Construction continues with drilling work for the viaduct columns and bridge column installation.
Highway 1 at Rocky Creek has one-way signalized traffic control 24/7. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. Full overnight closures will be scheduled five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays until the end of March, unless otherwise indicated. No overnight 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 began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day, 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 roadwork 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/ orcontact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.
Spanish press release is attached.
Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
That’s all for now.
As a reminder, Caltrans Press Release #17, from last Wednesday, 2/6/13 stated “In observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no daytime closures on Monday, Feb. 18 or Tuesday, Feb. 19. There will be no overnight closures on Sunday, Feb. 17 or Monday, Feb. 18. The closures continue on Tuesday night.”