Posted by: Stan Russell | September 21, 2018

An Urgent Notice Regarding Sycamore Canyon Road!

An Urgent Notice Regarding Sycamore Canyon Road!

The Federal Highway Administration has moved up the start date for planned Road maintenance, repair and minor improvements affecting access and use of Sycamore Canyon Road. The project begins this Monday September 24 and will take 8 weeks to complete. During the first 2 weeks, a hard closure will be in effect, with hours of closure described below.

Sycamore Canyon Road work will commence Monday September 24, 2018. Road to close to all traffic from 8 am until 12 noon, open from 12 to 12:30 pm then close again from 12:30 pm until 5 pm in the afternoon when the road will be opened again until 8 am the following morning. The above closure schedule will be utilized Monday through Thursday and on Friday the road will close at 8 am, but then open at 1 pm for the weekend.
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The schedule described above is for the benefit of residents, their contractors and other support staff. Pfeiffer Beach will be closed Monday through Thursday and open Friday at noon at which point the public will be allowed access through sunset, Sunday evening.

If the project stays on schedule, beginning on Monday October 8th, Sycamore Canyon Road will be open during the work week, subject to delays for the final 6 weeks. Exceptions to that provision will be days on which paving and chip sealing activities are planned.

The following link will take you to the project website where the Contractor’s schedule calendar will be posted in the next few days. Please check this often as the schedule is subject to change. https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/ca/sycamore-canyon/

Only in the case of a life-threatening emergency, four-wheel drive vehicles may have access from the top of Front Hill Road through Peggy Goodale’s to Pfeiffer Ridge Road.

Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have received this email.

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Posted by: Stan Russell | September 19, 2018

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST

CENTRAL COAST – The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 28 in the following locations:

Saturday, Sept. 22: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from San Mateo County to the City of Santa Cruz.

Sunday, Sept. 23: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in to Carmel in Monterey County.

Monday, Sept. 24: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Carmel to Big Sur in Monterey County.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Big Sur to Cambria in San Luis Obispo County

Wednesday, Sept. 26: The cyclists will use Highway 1 south from Cambria to Oceano in San Luis Obispo County.

Thursday, Sept. 27: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Oceano, State Route 166 from Guadalupe and State Route 1 towards Orcutt before crossing State Route 154 west of Los Olivos before arriving in Buellton in Santa Barbara County.

Friday, Sept. 28: The cyclists will use State Route 246 from Buellton and US 101 through Santa Barbara to Ventura County.

In addition, the southbound #2 (right) lane of US Highway 101 at the Arroyo Quemada Bridge in Santa Barbara County will be closed on Friday, Sept. 28 between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon to allow the cyclists to safely proceed where the shoulder width is narrow.

Law enforcement and ride officials will be located along the route to ensure the safety of motorists, participants and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be aware of the riders as they move through the area and to ‘Share the Road’.

For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upslo.htm

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 17, 2018

Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of September 17th

MONTEREYCOUNTY

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Carl P. Holm, AICP, Director

LAND USE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | PUBLICWORKS & FACILITIES | PARKS

1441 Schilling Place, South 2nd Floor (831)755-4800 Salinas, California 93901-4527 www.co.monterey.ca.us/rma

September 14, 2018

Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of September 17th

There will be both day and nighttime work in the project area in hopes of effectively completing this project by the end of the week.

Project work hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daytime and 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. nighttime.

Commuters can expect lane closures throughout the week. Here is what to expect for the week of September 17th:

• Sunday (9/16): nighttime paving of Carmel Valley Road between Highway 1 and Carmel Rancho Blvd.

• Monday through Wednesday: daytime work to raise underground utility manholes along Highway 1.

• Monday through Wednesday: nighttime traffic signal detection installation on Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road.

• Thursday through Friday: nighttime striping of the entire project.

Sign up to receive text message alerts about the project by texting Climbinglane to 888777.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contact Christine Poe atPoeC or (831) 755-5025 or Grant Leonard at grant or (831) 775-4402.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

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

*REMINDER*

CALTRANS TO PERFORM BRIDGE INSPECTION ON STATE ROUTE 1 AT GARRAPATA CREEK BRIDGE NEAR CARMEL ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY –State Route 1 will be doing one-way traffic control in both directions at Garrapata Creek Bridge near Carmel for bridge inspection on Tuesday, Sept. 18 (southbound) and Wednesday, Sept. 19 (northbound) from 9 am to 2 pm each day, Caltrans officials announced today.

There will be electronic message boards alerting the public of this lane closure. Motorists should not encounter delays exceeding five minutes.

This roadwork will be performed by the Caltrans Monterey Maintenance and the San Luis Obispo Bridge crews to ensure a safe environment for all travelers.

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 1-831-372-0862 or can

visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 13, 2018

Sycamore Canyon Road to close for storm damage repairs

U.S. Forest Service
News Release

For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2018
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen(805) 961-5759
andrewmadsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Sycamore Canyon Road to close for storm damage repairs

GOLETA, Calif.— Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Sycamore Canyon Road between Highway 1 and Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur will be closed while repairs are completed in several locations damaged during a January 2017 winter storm.

Repair work will begin September 24 at 6:00 AM, and is estimated to be completed in two months. During the construction period, Sycamore Canyon Road will be closed to public traffic from Monday at 6:00 AM to Friday at 12:00 PM. The repair work will consist of asphalt patch construction, chip seal placement, gabion wall construction, culvert replacement, and sign placement.

The damaged areas were determined to be eligible for funding through the Emergency Relief of Federally Owned (ERFO) roads program due in part to the high demand for recreational access by the public. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected and will oversee a contractor to perform the repairs.

Road repair crews will provide access to local residents and emergency services as needed while the repair work is being done. The recreating public will have access to the Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday during the two month project.

“We worked diligently to secure the funding needed to fix the storm damage,” said Monterey District Ranger Tim Short. “I recognize the inconvenience that a hard closure entails, but this will allow the repair crews to complete their work as quickly as possible while reducing public safety concerns.”

For additional information, please contact the Monterey Ranger District at (831) 385-5434 or visit Los Padres National Forest’s website at http://www.usda.fs.gov/lpnf.

This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

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CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

CALTRANS TO PERFORM BRIDGE INSPECTION ON STATE ROUTE 1 AT GARRAPATA CREEK BRIDGE NEAR CARMEL ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY –State Route 1 will be doing one-way traffic control in both directions at Garrapata Creek Bridge near Carmel for bridge inspection on Tuesday, Sept. 18 (southbound) and Wednesday, Sept. 19 (northbound) from 9 am to 2 pm each day, Caltrans officials announced today.

There will be electronic message boards alerting the public of this lane closure. Motorists

should not encounter delays exceeding five minutes.

This roadwork will be performed by the Caltrans Monterey Maintenance and the San Luis

Obispo Bridge crews to ensure a safe environment for all travelers.

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 1-831-372-0862 or can

visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur Competing For National Transportation Award

Date: September 10, 2018
District: 05
Contact: Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3189
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans is asking the public to vote for the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project in Big Sur, one of 12 projects competing nationally for the Socrata People’s Choice Award for the nation’s best transportation project.

“This is exciting! We’re very proud of this projec. The Big Sur community was cut off. We needed to make sure that the bridge was replaced as soon as possible—and we did.”

Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans

18pr069.pngThe new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 in Monterey County that replaced the original bridge after it was damaged in a landslide during 2017’s record storms.
Photo Courtesy of Caltrans Senior Photographer Scott Lorenzo.

The national competition is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Public voting is the final phase of the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition. The 12 competing projects were winners in four regional competitions. The three highest-scoring projects in each regional contest became the competition’s Top 12 and now compete for the national Grand Prize and the Socrata People’s Choice Award, both of which come with a $10,000 check for a charity or a transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing.

Caltrans has selected the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) to receive the prize money if the Pfeiffer Bridge replacement project wins. CTF is the leading charitable transportation organization in the state and supports California’s transportation community in many ways, including scholarships for students pursuing transportation careers and financial assistance to workers injured on the job and to the families of transportation workers who were killed on the job.

“CTF has been a great support to people working in, and students pursuing careers in, the transportation field. CTF has helped so many of our workers and their families, and we would be honored to present them with a $10,000 check so they can continue their great work.”

Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans

Watch Caltrans News Flash #152 to learn more about the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge replacement.

You can vote for the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Replacement at: https://transportationawards.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/10/details/1580

Anyone can vote on any number of projects, once per day. You can vote again for the same project(s) after 24 hours. Voting will close September 22 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.

Online votes will be weighted to each state’s population, allowing for greater competition between states with larger and smaller populations. Winners will be announced September 23.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/paffairs/pr/2018/prs/18pr069.html

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 8, 2018

Come Celebrate the Big Sur Grange

Come Celebrate the Big Sur Grange

On Saturday September 15th, 2018 gather with your friends and neighbors to Celebrate 70 years of community engagement at our Big Sur Grange! 3-8pm. We are preparing long harvest tables beside the river, and so much more………

It’s a Potluck Picnic- Bring a bountiful savory dish for dinner. Bring your own place setting; plate, fork, and knife.

Homemade sparkling drinks and iced teas will be available for sale.

It’s a Pie contest – Enter a sweet pie into the contest! Judges will be tasting for flavor combinations, texture, originality, beauty and more! Try something new or bring a well-loved classic. Once the winners are chosen – the pies will be our dessert! All entries must arrive before 5pm.

It’s a farmer’s market – Come and gather your weeks groceries, fruits and vegetables will be on sale from Halls Organic Farm and local gardens.

It’s for all ages – Big Sur Park School will have some harvest craft activities for the young ones.

It’s wonderful acoustic bluegrass wafting through the redwoods – Local favorites Eliot’s Haircut will play during the picnic.

It’s a Contra Dance – Caller Claire Takemori and Musicians John Weed and Tyler Weed, will be leading all ages in circle and line dances in the hall after dinner.
Looking forward to seeing you there, please help spread the word up canyons and down ridges!

On Sunday September 16th

The Grange board will host a delicious pancake breakfast and a presentation by the Big Sur Historical Society.

“Revealing and remembering stories from 70 years at the Grange.”

Come at 9:30, breakfast will be in the hall at long tables. The presentation will be offered during breakfast from 10-12. Bring your memories to share.

Seating is limited so we ask that you reserve your seats ASAP by emailing kendramorgenrath with the amount of seats you would like. We will collect the $10.00 per seat at the door.

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 8, 2018

BIG SUR’S WHOLEHEARTED CHORUS FALL SEASON

BIG SUR’S WHOLEHEARTED CHORUS
FALL SEASON

September 12 – December 2

Big Sur tribe meets Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7pm at the Grange

All singers are welcome in our thriving, welcoming tribe of song. We’ve been meeting every week for 10 years now and would love to see you.


Fall Concerts:
Friday, November 30 at the Big Sur Grange, 7pm
& Sunday, December 2 in Carmel Valley, 6pm

Details at http://wholeheartedchorus.org

Feel free to drop-in anytime in these early weeks of the season to check us out or just listen if you like. A season registration is requested from committed singers and financial assistance is available for any singer in need. We’d love to see you!

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 5, 2018

POINT SUR LIGHTSTATION HALLOWEEN GHOST TOURS OCTOBER 20 & 27

POINT SUR LIGHTSTATION HALLOWEEN GHOST TOURS

October 20 & 27

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An evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour of the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Pt. Sur’s professional actor/storyteller, Kevin Hanstick, will recount stories of Pt Sur’s ghostly past. One of our “paranormal investigators” will share recordings from Pt. Sur’s ghost hunts. If you dare, explore inside one of Pt. Sur’s real haunted houses, the un-restored Triplex. Dessert and hot drinks will be served in the Visitor Center. Not recommended for children under 6.

Proceeds from the tours go toward the restoration of Point Sur Lightstation.

On Hwy 1, at mile marker 54.1, 19 miles south of Rio Rd., Carmel.

For tickets and more information: http://www.pointsur.org

 

 

 

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