Posted by: Stan Russell | June 13, 2017

CORRECTION—Convoys begins at 7 am (not 8 am) each day.

· CORRECTION—Convoys begins at 7 am (not 8 am) each day.

Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 13, 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

CORRECTION

*Update #7*

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES NEXT TWO CONVOYS TO PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE—THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 15 AND NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 20

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 15 and again on Tuesday, June 20. Some equipment will begin moving out one piece at a time, throughout the week.

These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and will include intermittent closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road on Thursday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 20 from 7 am until 7 pm each day. 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 7 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 convoy again will include rock, sand, cement and reinforcing steel. The convoy for next Tuesday, June 20 will contain 10 loads of aggregate. Future convoys will include more of the same or similar, in general, materials and equipment to construct the abutment support 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.

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