Posted by: Stan Russell | April 24, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, April 24

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, April 24

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 with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million. A more specific opening schedule will be announced in next week’s update.

This week: Work continues on the north cut, middle and north fills, and on north berm.

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 was cleaned up last week from debris and slide material. It is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Final items continue taking place. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work at the Coastlands (PM 44.41) is taking place. Last week Geo Web was installed to help stabilize the slope (see pix above). This week we are adding recessed marker to the striping.

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

The next update will be on Monday, April 30 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Photos (1-2) of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Friday, April 20; (3-5) of the Coastlands (PM 44.41) south of PCB taken Friday, April 20, pictures of “Geo Web” before and after being covered up by soil—it helps stabilize the slope.

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Hello Big Sur!Please review the UPDATED weekend traffic control planned at Rio Road and Highway 1.

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Traffic Delays Expected On California Highway 1

For Big Sur International Marathon

The 33rd annual Big Sur International Marathon is Sunday, April 29th. The 26.2-mile foot race, a major sporting event on California’s Central Coast, necessitates the temporary closure of California Highway 1 from south of Carmel to Big Sur for a half day. Highway 1 traffic throughout the Monterey Peninsula north of Rio Road will not be affected.

Though Highway 1 is closed to through traffic south of Big Sur, residents needing to access their homes and travelers wishing to view the coastline and village of Big Sur are able to do so only in CHP-escorted caravans at designated times between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th. The highway will be re-opened to through traffic at 1 p.m.

Thousands of runners and walkers from all states, D.C., and 36 countries will be traveling north on a point-to-point course along Highway 1 from Big Sur toward the finish line at Rio Road in Carmel. The inland lane of Highway 1 will be used for emergency vehicles and the car caravans between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Southbound traffic along Highway 1 to Big Sur will be restricted south of the Carmel Highlands beginning at 4 a.m., though travel to the Carmel Highlands is open until 7 a.m. For Monterey Peninsula residents and tourists needing to head south after this time, CHP-escorted convoys will leave from the Crossroads Shopping Village in Carmel at 8:45 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. Northbound traffic from Big Sur will be closed at Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park at 3 a.m. All others traveling north from Big Sur Village must leave by 6 a.m. or enter into a northbound caravan leaving from Big Sur at 7:20 a.m., from Pt. Sur at 9:50 a.m. or from Palo Colorado at 11:55 a.m. All times are approximate and subject to delays.

Race spectators wishing to enjoy the excitement of at the Marathon finish line can travel from Highway 1 onto Carmel Valley Road and south on Carmel Rancho Blvd. to nearby public parking areas. The finish line can be best viewed from the west (ocean) side of Highway 1 just south of Rio Road. Runners and spectators can also gather in the “Marathon Finish Village,” the location of participant service tents offering food, massage, merchandise, entertainment, awards and more.

The Big Sur Marathon’s By-the-Bay 3K taking place on Saturday morning, April 28, will also result in minor short-term street closures and delays in the city of Pacific Grove. The By-the-Bay 3K for local school children and their families will take place along Ocean View Blvd. heading west from Lovers Point to Coral Street beginning at 8 a.m. Ocean View Blvd will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. between Fountain and Coral to accommodate the gathering of 4,500 children and adults registered for the race. Post-race festivities in Lovers Point Park will conclude by 11 a.m.

For a copy of the car caravan schedule or questions on access and travel delays, please contact the Big Sur International Marathon office, 831-625-6226 or info.

DRIVING TIPS AND CARAVAN SCHEDULE

BSIM18_CaravanSchedWebsite.pdf

Posted by: Stan Russell | April 19, 2018

CALTRANS WORKERS HIT THE HIGHWAYS TO CLEAN UP CALIFORNIA

Today’s Date: Thursday, April 19, 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 (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS WORKERS HIT THE HIGHWAYS TO CLEAN UP CALIFORNIA

CENTRAL COAST – Caltrans District 5 Maintenance crews focused on litter and debris removal today for Caltrans Annual Anti-Litter Day along five counties from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. This effort also coincides with Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.

“Caltrans remains committed to a litter-free state and we ask the public for their help in keeping the highways clean,” said Caltrans District 5 Acting Director, Richard Rosales. Last year, Caltrans spent $69 million on litter removal, collecting enough litter to fill more than 8,100 garbage trucks. If these trucks were parked end-to-end, it would stretch almost 41 miles.

During last year’s Litter Day, Caltrans picked up more than 3,200 cubic yards of litter, enough to fill 200 garbage trucks.

Cigarette butts are the number one item littered in the world which are discarded by the millions, often causing roadside fires, clogging storm drains and threatening water quality. Much of this trash comes from illegal dumping and improperly secured and uncovered loads. Motorists face injury and even death as the result of debris (ladders, sofas, etc.) that fall from vehicles hauling these loads.

If you are cited by law enforcement for littering, motorists may be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 24 hours of community service.

One way the public can help is by participating in Caltrans’ Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program. To become a volunteer or support the program through a paid sponsorship, call 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY or go to: http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov. The Adopt-A-Highway Program began in 1989 and since then, more than 120,000 citizens have collected litter

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY:

Santa Barbara Maintenance team along US 101 in Santa Barbara County.

SAN BENITO/MONTEREY COUNTIES:

Caltrans Hollister and Salinas maintenance crews removing litter from median (left) and in the King City area (right).

Jim Shivers

Caltrans District 5

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(805) 549-3237

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Posted by: Stan Russell | April 16, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 16

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 16

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 with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

This week: The same ongoing operations continue: building up the north fill, working on the 63 inch drainage system, working on the retaining wall and excavating material below the new alignment to finished grade.

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 was cleaned up last week from debris and slide material. It is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Final items continue taking place for the next two months. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work at the Coastlands (PM 44.41) is taking place, weather permitting.

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

The next update will be on Tuesday, April 24 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Photos (1-3) of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Saturday, April 14; (4-5) of the Coastlands (PM 44.41) south of PCB taken Friday, April 13 where slope work is taking place.

Posted by: Stan Russell | April 10, 2018

STATE ROUTE 1 CLIMBING LANE AT RIO ROAD

April 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE ROUTE 1 CLIMBING LANE AT RIO ROAD

CARMEL, CA–The Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA) is managing the construction of the Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project, under permit from Caltrans. The County is aware of the current traffic delays and is working closely with Caltrans and the contractor to improve the situation. The construction activities will continue to affect traffic flow for the duration of the project, however the County in coordination with Caltrans is actively working on minimizing traffic delays.

Construction work hours are normally from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with occasional overnight roadwork between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The project is five months in duration and is slated to be complete at the end of August.

The State Route 1 Climbing Lane Project consists of widening State Route 1 (SR-1) on the eastside, to provide a second northbound lane and installation of new signal poles at the SR-1/Rio Road and SR-1/Carmel Valley Road intersections. Recent activities involve placing temporary concrete barriers along the project site. This will remain in place until after the final paving is complete on SR-1. All interim traffic measures are necessary to maximize public safety, while facilitating traffic flows as best possible, while construction crews work behind the barriers.

Thank you for your patience. Additional information can be found at:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/resource-management-agency-rma-/public-works-facilities/current-major-projects/highway-1-climbing-lane

http://www.tamcmonterey.org/cone-zone-report-7/

http://dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/monterey/conezone_report.pdf

For more information, please contact Christine Poe, Management Analyst II at PoeC or at (831)755-5025.

Posted by: Stan Russell | April 9, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 9

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 9
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 with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

This week: The same ongoing operations continue: building up the north fill, working on the 63 inch drainage system, working on the retaining wall and excavating material below the new alignment to finished grade.

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 was cleaned up last week from debris and slide material. It 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)

1.) Final work is complete and inspection/completion approval is expected by next week—photo shows completion of installation of flange protection devices.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Final items continue taking place for the next two months. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work along project limits is scheduled to take place in early Spring, weather permitting.

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

The next update will be on Monday, April 16 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Photos (1-2) of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Thursday, April 5; (3) of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from last Saturday, April 7 after the rain; (4) of the Coastlands (PM 44.45) south of PCB taken Thursday, April 5 where upcoming slope work will take place and (5) PCB (PM 45.52) showing project is completed and recent girder flange protection completed.

Posted by: Stan Russell | April 2, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 2

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, April 2
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 with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

This week: The same ongoing operations continue: building up the north fill, working on the 63 inch drainage system, working on the retaining wall and excavating material below the new alignment to finished grade.

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 was cleaned up last week from debris and slide material. It 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)

1.) Final work continues. 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. Project is completed with only a few final items remaining including installing additional fence panels, installing flange protection devices. Project expected to fully complete by the end of April, weather permitting.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Final items continue taking place for the next two months. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work along project limits is scheduled to take place in early Spring, weather permitting.

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

The next update will be on Monday, April 9 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Friday, March 30 and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from last Tuesday, March 27

Posted by: Stan Russell | March 26, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, March 26

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, March 26

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 with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

This week: The same ongoing operations continued: placing rock at the toe, building up the north fill, and excavating material below the new alignment to finished grade.

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)

Three days of daytime closures from 6 am to 7 pm each day have been in effect since Saturday, March 24 through today, Monday, March 26. Motorists have been able to go through Paul’s prior to 6 am or after 7 pm on those three days. Paul’s Slide resumes its opening under the 24/7 traffic signal and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline as of 7 pm today, Monday, March 26, weather permitting.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

1.) Final work continues. 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. Project is completed with only a few final items remaining including installing additional fence panels, installing flange protection devices. Project expected to fully complete by the end of April, weather permitting.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

Final items continue taking place for the next two months. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work along project limits is scheduled to take place in early Spring, weather permitting.

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

The next update will be on Monday, April 2 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Saturday, March 24 and Aerials of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from Friday, March 23—Courtesy of John Madonna and labeled accordingly.

MUD CREEK SLIDE (PM 3.0-10) PERMANENT CLOSURE REMAINS CLOSED THROUGH LATE SUMMER 2018

3) TODAY—3:45 PM

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)–Caltrans Maintenance, Construction and Geotech personnel met with the contractor (JMC) and determined three days are needed to clear all the slide material that poured over and that is still being contained within the temporary guardrail (please refer to attached photos from yesterday). A live lane is need for this operation to release and clear out all the slide material. Three days of daytime closures from 6 am to 7 pm each day are in effect starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 24 through Monday, March 26. Motorists can go through Paul’s prior to 6 am or after 7 pm on those three days. Paul’s Slide resumes its opening under the temporary signal as of 7 pm on Monday, March 26, weather permitting.

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2) TODAY—9 AM

Status: Thursday, March 22, closure

Location: District 5, SR 1, Monterey

Description: Due to rocks falling onto the roadway

Impact: Route closed at Anderson Canyon Bridge (PM 35.35)

Time it reopened: 9 AM TODAY

1) TODAY—2 PM

Status: Wednesday, March 21

Location: District 5, SR 1, San Luis Obispo

Description: Due to rocks falling onto the roadway

Impact: Route closed from Ragged Point (just past the Ragged Pt. Inn, SLO PM 72.87) to Gorda (PM 10)

Time of Full Mud Creek Closure moved from Ragged Pt. and returning to north of Salmon Creek (PM 3): TODAY AT 2 PM

NOTE: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.

The next weekly update will be provided next Monday, March 26, or sooner if conditions change. The County states that Nacimiento-Fergusson remains open.

Photos of Paul’s Slide from yesterday—Photo #3 courtesy of Brendon Shave

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