Posted by: Stan Russell | November 6, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 6

Photo 1 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9)—revetment work continues and photos 2 and 3 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge—contractor stripping overhangs.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 6

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain and photo shows revetment work. The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. The contractor had been stripping the left side overhang (see photos) and removed the soffit brackets in the bays of the bridge. They are stacking and banding the forming materials and staging them in the office yard to be demobilized. Roadwork this week consists of stripping the right side overhang, stacking and banding material to be moved to office yard and stripping the Abutment 1 end diaphragm. Contractor will resume contouring the material in the canyon.

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

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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