Posted by: Stan Russell | March 29, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE UPDATE: FROM RAGGED PT. (SLO MON 72.87) TO MULTI-AGENCY FACILITY “MAF” (PM 46.35)–NEXT RESUPPLY OPPORTUNITY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Photos from left to right: 1) Aerial of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6); 2) Beautiful flowers and coastal view—courtesy of Hermitage (PM 22.12); 3) Continues debris removal of old Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

*Same information as last Monday*

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.

2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access

to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status.

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.

· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.

· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.

· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).

o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):

· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.

· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm once they are in between the gated areas of Paul’s and Mud Creek.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):

· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.

· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.

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

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

· Demolition of the bridge is complete: The final span (span 1) came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

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

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

· 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 Monday, April 3 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 .

Aerial of Paul’s Slide PM 21.6

Beautiful flowers and coastal view—courtesy of Hermitage (PM 22.12

Debris removal of old Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

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