Today’s Date: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2 pm
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 #20 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND INTERMITTENT OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8.
Overnight/night closures next week are as follows:
· Sunday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 6—9 pm to 11 pm with up to 10-minute intermittent holds;
· Sunday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 6—11 pm to 7 am with up to 30-minute intermittent holds;
(Roadway will remain OPEN during these four overnights)
Work being done is excavating between bridge columns to install bridge deck beams.
· Thursday, March 7 (opening Friday at 7 am)—10 pm to 7 am –hard closure
Work being done is pouring concrete on two bridge column caps.
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, 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.
Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas