NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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

*UPDATE #12*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations:

  1. on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles;
  2. at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles;
  3. on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also
  4. on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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

*UPDATE #11*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 21, 2015

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES

NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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

*UPDATE #10*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

This week: drilling and placing metal piles continues. Picture shows crew in action starting to drill a hole.

NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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

*UPDATE #9*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

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This week: drilling and placing metal piles continues. Pictures of concrete pouring and placement of a 100-foot beam (metal pile).

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NEWS RELEASE

Today’s Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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

*UPDATE #8*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES – A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week, drilling and placing metal piles continues. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm. All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 1, 2015

Point Sur full moon tours + Living History Day

Hello Big Sur!

In addition to hosting full moon tours tonight and tomorrow, July 1 & 2, Point Sur Lightstation today announced Living History Day at Point Sur Lightstation. Bonus this year for Living History Day is transportation to the top of Point Sur! First come, first served.

http://www.pointsur.org

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 1, 2015

UPDATE #7* ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES

NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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

*UPDATE #7*

ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES–HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE UNTIL NOVEMBER

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This week holes are being drilled to place the metal piles. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am, except for Thursday night, July 2—there will not be an overnight closure due to the 4th of July holiday.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

This week: drilling holes to place metal piles; pictures of drill rig and crane.

NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*UPDATE #6*

HIGHWAY 1 RETAINING WALL (ELEPHANT TRUNK) PROJECT CONTINUES NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is now underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, tentatively scheduled through the end of November, weather permitting. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am, except for Thursday night, July 2—there will not be an overnight closure due to the 4th of July holiday.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

Today’s Date: Friday, June 19, 2015
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*REMINDER–UPDATE #5*

HIGHWAY 1 RETAINING WALL PROJECT CONTINUES NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE

SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES– A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is now underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.

The next phase of the project consists of full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point and is scheduled to begin on Monday night, June 22. Roadwork will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm until 7 am.

Motorists traveling north/south of these closures are advised to reach their destinations before 10 pm.All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.

Electronic message signs will be activated at the following locations: 1) on northbound US Highway 101, just south of the Hwy. 46/Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 2) at the westbound Hwy. 46/ Hwy. 101 intersection in Paso Robles; 3) on Hwy. 1 in Cambria/San Simeon and also 4) on Hwy. 1 at Coast Gallery up the coast to inform motorists of these highway closures.

The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, 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/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.

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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Posted by: Stan Russell | June 17, 2015

BIG SUR WILDERNESS CELEBRATION, June 27 @ Big Sur Station

From Los Padres Forest Association

Come join us on June 27 at the Big Sur Station for the 1st Annual Big Sur Wilderness Celebration. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a rock climbing wall, the Zack Brough bluegrass band, food, art exhibits, Smokey Bear, kids activities and informational booths from a variety of local organizations including Ventana Wildlife Society, Ventana Wilderness Alliance, California State Parks, Los Padres Forest Association, and Forest Service Department of Agriculture.

Big Sur Station is located in the heart (mile 46, Highway 1) of Big Sur at the Pine Ridge Trailhead. The Station is the main destination for visitors looking to explore the Big Sur Coast or backpackers needing information on the trail conditions and wonders of the Northern Los Padres Forest. Big Sur Station is open 7 days a week from approximately 9am until 4pm.

Big Sur Station
Inside Our expert staff provides information ranging from best spots to see the sunset, to who has the tastiest coffee, to campground information and natural history.

The Station also has a Nature Store with local goodies, guidebooks, maps and essentials to make any trip through Big Sur a successful one. We also host a variety of events at the Station.

There is always something new and exciting to learn and see at the Big Sur Station. Whether its winter, spring, summer or fall, Big Sur Station is your best resource for local information on the beaches, trails, campground and the local flavor Big Sur is famous for.

Email BigSur@LPForest.org for more information and hope to see you there.

http://lpforest.org/big-sur-station/

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