Posted by: Stan Russell | May 31, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Wednesday, May 31 AT 12 NOON: PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES ALLOWING LOCAL/DELIVERY ACCESS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

Aerial of Mud Creek and two photos of Paul’s Slide—all from yesterday, May 30.

*A news release is shown at bottom of email of next convoy for Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge—scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday June 1.*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Wednesday, May 31 AT 12 NOON:

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES ALLOWING LOCAL/DELIVERY ACCESS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING, BUT WILL BE FULLY CLOSED TO LOCAL/DELIVERY ACCESS FROM SATURDAY, JUNE 3 THROUGH TUESDAY, JUNE 6 IN THE EVENING. WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY MONDAY, JUNE 5. (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.)

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.

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Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)— Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—ACCESS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY THROUGH THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 2 ONLY.

AS WORK NEARS THE NARROWEST SECTION OF ROAD AT THIS LOCATION, WE ANTICIPATE INCREASED SLOPE INSTABILITY ABOVE THE ROAD AND AN INCREASE IN MOVEMENT OF SLIDE MATERIAL AND ROCK. CALTRANS NEEDS TO FULLY CLOSE THE ROAD DURING THIS PERIOD (SATURDAY, JUNE 3 THROUGH TUESDAY, JUNE 6) TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY. WE ANTICIPATE RESUMING NORMAL HOURS OF LOCAL/DELIVERY ACCESS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7. ANOTHER UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED MID-DAY ON MONDAY, JUNE 5.

IMPORTANT NOTE:THE ROADWAY THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE . CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION 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 o 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 at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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Paul’s Slide May 30, 2017

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Responses

  1. I am planning to take a round-trip drive from San Francisco to Carmel & Monterrey on scenic rt.01. In view of the slid, ? is such a trip still doable/safe? Thank you.

    • Yes, you can do this. The highway between San Francisco and Carmel/Monterey is not impacted by the events in Big Sur.


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