Posted by: Stan Russell | March 15, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE UPDATE: FROM RAGGED PT. (SLO MON 72.87) TO MULTI-AGENCY FACILITY “MAF” (PM 46.35)–RESIDENTS BETWEEN THE SOUTHERN CLOSURE ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESUPPLY THIS WEEK

Caltrans Update
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note access changes below:

· The last opportunity, for a yet to be determined amount of time, for residents from south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to “resupply” using Highway 1 is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17th between 10 am and 3 pm, but we will inform of any additional opportunities. This is because work is tentatively scheduled to begin at Paul’s Slide on Monday, March 20th to remove the slide material on the slope and realign the highway.

· If construction begins at Paul’s Slide Monday, March 20th, residents will have limited access—possibly a half-hour window in the morning and the evening—but unfortunately, the school bus and resupply/deliveries will not be allowed to pass.

· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

· Nacimiento-Ferugson Road might be open to the public within days. An update will be provided as soon as possible.

· RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESUPPLY THIS WEEK.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. It is very likely that the roadway through Mud Creek will close to non-residents on Monday, March 20th.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As noted above, permanent restoration of the road at Paul’s slide will require full closure.

· For Friday’s opportunity to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet. There is a flagger at Ragged Point checking I.D.’s for residents and allowing delivery vehicles through. The last opportunity for resupply is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17th between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, but we will inform of any future opportunities.

· The school bus will be allowed to cross Paul’s Slide through this weekend.

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):

· DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNS AND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEAR and not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.5) Demolition:

Yesterday, modifications to the crane were not effective in improving the force of the wrecking ball on impact. A crane technician is on site today to help the project team find a solution to achieve the necessary force or energy. There is no demolition planned for today, but as soon as the crane and wrecking ball will be effective, work will resume immediately.

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· Any vehicles that were in the large turn-out just north of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge have been towed to the large “secure” parking lot at the MAF as of TUESDAY, MARCH 7.

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Thursday, March 16 or sooner if conditions change.

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Acting Manager

Public Information Office

Gerente Interino

Oficina de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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