Posted by: Stan Russell | September 5, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Sept. 5

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Sept. 5:

Highway 1 in Monterey County continues to provide 35 total miles of Hwy. 1 to the public from south of Gorda (PM 10) to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. State Route 1 remains closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek event. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County, past Ragged Point to Salmon Creek.

REMINDER: Travelers CANNOT travel the entire length of Highway 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. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain. Information on the projected cost and timeline will be made available later this week.

There is currently no public access through the Mud Creek area since this is an active construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers will be replaced by a traffic signal and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline. Installation will begin today, Tuesday, Sept. 1 and work will continue for approximately one week.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

The bridge girders have begun and continue the lowering process to have the girders in their final position. Rebar for the diaphragms and deck is being delivered and placement of the deck reinforcement will follow as well as disassembling the remainder of the temporary falsework and completion of deck forming this week. A better idea about the completion schedule is hoped to be available next week as work progresses.

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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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) Aerial photo by John Madonna

Mud Creek (PM 8.9) shown from the top, the revetment down below and the seatrain

Mud Creek (PM 8.9) shown from the top, the revetment down below and the seatrain

Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.52) Girders still being lowered, it will require a total of 18 feet before they rest into place. Temporary falsework shown.

Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.52) Girders still being lowered, it will require a total of 18 feet before they rest into place. Temporary falsework shown.

 

You Tube link shows a timelapse video of the bridge being lowered on the north side—courtesy of Kyle Evans: https://youtu.be/70ikEx8nAZI

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