Posted by: Stan Russell | July 17, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17

ILLEGAL PARKING WARNINGS: Attached photo shows vehicles parked too close to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site—on the North side. Also, on the South side of the bridge, between the “turn around” and Rancho Rico, on the west side of the highway, there are vehicles illegally parked. All these vehicles need to be moved as soon as possible or tickets will be issued/towing will occur. “No Parking” signs were installed today on the north side and there are already “No Parking” signs on the south side of the bridge.


HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17:

State Route 1 in Monterey County continues to be closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), which is south of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site, with the exception of 10 miles (Gorda to Limekiln State Park) that are accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

The targeted opening for the road at Paul’s Slide is mid-July (July 15-20). Until then, access through Paul’s Slide continues with the following schedule for local residents and deliveries:

Access times for the morning and evening

Sat-Thursday: 5:30 am to 6 am and 7 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday: 5:30 am –8 am and 6 pm to 7:30 pm

12:00 noon Monday/Wednesday/Friday

A single caravan south and a single caravan north will be allowed. You must be in line by noon! There may be up to a 45-minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

Delivery vehicles (restricted to 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can use all access windows shown above.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding

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:

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5



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