Posted by: Stan Russell | May 29, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, MAY 29 AT 5:30 PM

Photos: 1-3) of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from Saturday, May 27 and today (May 29); 4) Girder shipped one at a time, from XKT Engineering Plant in Mare Island, Vallejo to R&B Coaters in Linden, CA for painting—later to be shipped one girder at a time, on its side, to Pfeiffer Canyon Construction site on SR 1 in Monterey County.

*A news release is shown at bottom of email of next convoy for Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge—scheduled for Thursday of this week.*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, MAY 29 AT 5:30 PM:

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES TO BE FULLY CLOSED THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING, BUT WILL RESUME LOCAL/DELIVERY ACCESS AS OF TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MAY 30 EVENING. THE RADAR MONITORING SYSTEM CONTINUES TO BE IN PLACE. LOCAL ACCESS AND DELIVERIES AT THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIMES WILL RESUME TOMORROW EVENING, MAY 30. WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY THURSDAY, JUNE 1.

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

· [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.]

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· Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL AND REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)— Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES

ONLY.

PAUL’S SLIDE HAS ALSO HAD SLIDE ACTIVITY AND HAS CEASED WORK FOR THE TIME BEING. HOWEVER, IT WILL ALLOW LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ACCESS, BEGINNING TUESDAY, MAY 30 IN THE EVENING AND WHENEVER IT IS DETERMINED TO SAFELY DO SO, BUT ROADWAY CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE (SEE UPDATE ABOVE). CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

The targeted “public access” date of early July needs to be re-assessed with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further out.

Today’s Date: Monday, May 29, 2017

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 #4*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT CONVOY TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will continue the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Thursday, June 1.

These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and will include intermittent closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road on Thursday, June 1 from 8 am until 7 pm. Motorists wishing to travel east/west in the morning must do so before the first convoy begins. On Thursday, motorists will encounter delays during the movement of these four convoys westbound from 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm and eastbound from 11 am to 1 pm andfrom5 pm to 7 pm. All vehicles must not exceed 30 feet in length and a weight of 15 tons.

The Thursday convoys will include the remaining 50% of the rock and sand necessary to create concrete abutments for the new bridge. Future convoys will transport two mobile batch plants, two concrete boom pump trucks, vacuum trucks and rebar cages. This equipment will be used to construct concrete abutments and overall construction of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52).

The steel girders for the new bridge continue being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA. They have begun being moved to a plant near Stockton for painting before they are shipped to Pfeiffer Canyon. This $24 million project is expected to be open to the public in mid to late September.

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

work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County,

residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Paul’s Slide PM 21.6 5/27/17

Paul’s Slide PM 21.6 5/29/17

Paul’s Slide PM 21.6 5/29/17

Girder shipped one at a time, from XKT Engineering Plant in Mare Island, Vallejo to R&B Coaters in Linden, CA for painting—later to be shipped one girder at a time, on its side, to Pfeiffer Canyon Construction site on SR 1 in Monterey County.

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Responses

  1. Such a tragedy to an area of beauty.
    Looking forward to our stay in Monterey later in June. At least we will havery the 17 mile drive.

  2. You can also drive 26 mile south of Carmel to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park along the Big Sur coastline. You will be able to visit Bixby Bridge, Garrapata State Park, Point Lobos State Reserve, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and several hotels and restaurants in the Big Sur valley adjacent to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.


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