CALTRANS
Today’s Date: March 5, 2019 at 9:45 am
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

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
CALTRANS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE TODAY AT 5 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm will reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area this evening. The Highway 1 closure, for traveler safety, will include the areas of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide, closing today, Tuesday, March 5 at 5 pm until further notice. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

The closure initiation process will begin at 3 PM with Electronic Message Signs activated and both sets of gates (Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide) closed by 5 pm today. Storm activity is currently forecast through Thursday, March 7.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwys 101, 68, 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—we currently anticipate this to be Thursday, March 7 (weather dependent). Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: Both Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will close today. An update will be provided by the afternoon of Thursday, March 7 or sooner.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: March 4, 2019
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

**24-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE AT 5 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 5

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm is in the forecast for this week including the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is to inform the public to be prepared for preemptive closure of the roadway scheduled for 5 pm Tuesday, March 5th due to a significant storm. A final notice will be sent just prior to the roadway closing. Caltrans will have our Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during daylight hours when the storm ends and it is safe to be onsite again.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed. No one, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees will be allowed access until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately–both locations will close at 5 pm Tuesday, March 5th. Please stand by for additional information.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: March 3, 2019
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

**48-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
POTENTIAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received notification from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that there is a significant storm arriving in approximately 48-hours for the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is for travelers to be ready in the event the roadway needs to be closed due to a predicted significant storm and allow time for them to prepare for the closure including stocking up on necessary supplies and making plans.

NOTE: At the 24-hour mark, an updated traffic advisory will be sent, either confirming the full closure or providing additional information. These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately.

Updated Notification of Upcoming Film Activity – Big Sur Area

Date: March 1, 2019
To: Big Sur Residents and Businesses
From: Netflix / Pacific 2.1 Entertainment
Re: Film Production Activity on Highway 1 in the Big Sur Area Scheduled for Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th, and Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.

In an effort to better communicate with Big Sur residents and business owners regarding upcoming film activities in the area, this is to notify you of a permitted film shoot to take place between Monday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 6th. If weather is not cooperating, we may film on an additional day to be determined. We are planning to do shots from various turnouts up and down CA-Hwy 1 from Carmel down to the Big Sur River Inn, so it is hard to predict precisely what time we will arrive in each area, but all shots take place during daylight hours and once we’re set-up should take no more than an hour to film each one. Also on Wednesday we will be working around the area of the Grange.

We are planning on two (2) night shots that should be completed by 10-11 PM. Our shots involve period 1940’s picture cars driving past so will require intermittent traffic control (ITC) on Hwy 1.

We will be hiring California Highway Patrol officers to facilitate the ITC and to ensure public safety and access with only brief traffic holds. A handful of stakebed and passenger van-sized vehicles will also be parked along Old Coast Rd, while most of our trucks and equipment will be stationed in a parking lot up in Carmel.

We have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the required permits have been obtained and will comply with restrictions necessary for a safe and efficient shoot.

The production company would like to show its appreciation to the community with a donation to the Mid-coast Fire Brigade and Big Sur Fire Brigade.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I hope this advance notice is helpful for you to plan your day.

Sincerely yours,

Robert Foulkes
Location Manager
Netflix / Pacific 2.1 Entertainment
310-339-6258
rofo1

CALTRANS
Today’s Date:
Friday, March 1, 2019
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 #1*

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN HURRICANE POINT AND ROCKY POINT IN BIG SURPOSTPONED DUE TO FORECASTED INCLEMENT WEATHER

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or Can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
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

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN HURRICANE POINT AND ROCKY POINT IN BIG SUR STARTING TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST

BIG SUR – A construction project to widen shoulders on the existing roadway and upgrade the guardrail is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Friday, March 1st along State Route 1 between Hurricane Point and Rocky Point in Big Sur, Caltrans officials announced today.

Roadwork consists of both daytime and overnight work, consisting of one-way reversing traffic control. Details are as follows:

Overnight work

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 7 pm to 6 am (the next morning);
  • Fridays: midnight to 6 am (Saturdays);
  • Sundays: 8 pm to midnight (Monday morning).

Daytime work

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 8 am to 3 pm
  • Fridays: 8 am to 1 pm

NOTE: Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 20 minutes. Although work includes daytime and overnight work, crews are working with the school buses to ensure flow of traffic. Electronic message signs will be posted alerting the traveling public of this project.

The contractor for this $3 million construction project is Granite Construction Co. of Santa Clara, CA and should complete this summer.

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 free number 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 | February 28, 2019

Notification of Upcoming Film Activity – Big Sur Area

Monterey-Big Sur Notification Letter11-26-18.pdf

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: February 27, 2019 at 9:25 am
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

**UPDATE #1–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
CALTRANS TO REOPEN HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE THIS MORNING FOLLOWING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all areas within the closure limits earlier today.

Highway 1, including Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will fully reopen by 10 am today, Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when each storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: February 26, 2019 at 9:45 am
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

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
CALTRANS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE TODAY AT 5 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm will reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area this evening. The Highway 1 closure, for traveler safety, will include the areas of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide, closing today, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5 pm until further notice. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

The closure initiation process will begin at 3 PM with Electronic Message Signs activated and both sets of gates (Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide) closed by 5 pm today. Storm activity is currently forecast through the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwy’s. 101, 68, 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—we currently anticipate this to be Thursday, Feb. 28. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: Both Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will close today. An update will be provided by mid-day Thursday, Feb. 28 or sooner.

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