Lighthouse Living History Day at Point Sur Light Station
Tuesday, August 1
An open house celebrating the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse on August 1, 1889.
Transporation to and from the top of Pt. Sur.
Costumed lighthouse keepers and their wives.
Sea Stories and Songs.
An opportunity to climb the lighthouse tower.
A scavenger hunt.
Picnicking (bring your own food).
Visit inside buildings

10 AM to 2 PM
$25 for adults
$15 for children 6-17
All proceeds go toward the restoration of historic structures.

Ventana Wildlife Society has reopened Condor Discovery Center at Andrew Molera State Park today. It is a great place to hike, have a picnic, and learn about condor recovery. Open from 10am to 4pm every weekend until Labor Day.

From KSBW Caitlin Conrad

The first steel girders for the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge arrived in Big Sur this morning.

The girders are being shipped from the paint yard near Stockton. Each convoy will contain a 62-foot, 62-ton steel girder for a total of 15 girders/trucks being escorted by the California Highway Patrol.

The old bridge failed in February and a new single span steel bridge is being built over the canyon along Highway 1 in Big Sur. The $24 million project began in March and is expected to be accessible to the travelers in late September 2017.

Girders arriving from Stockton this morning

The first girders unloaded in Big Sur

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 27, 2017

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park To Re-Open Friday, July 28

Hello Big Sur!

Good news!

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is reopening tomorrow afternoon, Friday, July 28. This will allow access to the Overlook Trail, the parking and picnic area. The environmental campsites will remain closed until further notice.
Also, Partington Cove is open.

Andrew Molera State Park opened earlier this week and they have expanded the trail openings to include the Bluff, Panorama, Ridge Loop trails. This includes access to Spring Beach from Bluff trail.
Bobcat trail is also open.
Creamery Trail is open and the only access to Molera Beach.

Molera Horseback Tours has been given the green light to resume operations on Creamery Meadow Trail.

Ventana Wildlife Society Discovery Center has been given the green light to resume operations in Andrew Molera State Park.

John De Luca, Sector Superintendent/ SPS III (acting) states, “Parks has made great strides and has been working continuously to improve recreational opportunities since the beginning of 2017. Although many of the beloved trails are still currently closed, I encourage the community and the visiting population to celebrate what is now currently open.”

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
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Hello Big Sur!

As per John Deluca, CDPR Big Sur Sector Superintendent, Andrew Molera State Park beach access is now available via the Creamery Meadow trail.

Regards,
Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

CALTRANS UPDATE: MONDAY. JULY 24

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 24—NO CHANGES:

Highway 1 in Monterey County continues to provide 35 total miles of Hwy. 1 to the public from south of Gorda (PM 10) to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. State Route 1 remains closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek event. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County, past Ragged Point to Salmon Creek.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide continues to provide access to the public 24/7, with one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girder fabrication is complete; girders are being painted near Stockton, CA before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site late July/early August.

· Temporary Tower is completed and Abutment 2 is near completion at Pfeiffer Canyon in anticipation of girder delivery and eventual onsite assembly.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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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Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) still showing some activity this morning

Pedestrian Detour Signs at South Turn Around (PM 45–just south of Pfeiffer Canyon)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) Abutment 1 Work, Platform and Falsework

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) Launch Falsework at Abutment 2

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 19, 2017

Deetjens PopUp Lunch/Dinner with Domingo July 21-23

Hello Friends,

I hope this email finds you well! As you might have heard, Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is still closed, but our spirits are still active and optimistic!

Our friends from the Big Sur Vineyards will be hosting a “Big Sur Weekend” in their Carmel Valley Tasting Room on July 21-23, 2017.

Between fires, floods, downed bridges, and mud slides, the Big Sur community has had a challenging year. We invite you to come out and support Big Sur businesses, while celebrating Big Sur Vineyard’s 1st year Anniversary in Carmel Valley!

Please join us for PopUp Lunch/Dinner with Domingo will be serving a selection of delectable dishes. No tickets are require and Cash and Check are preferred at our table!

Hope to see you too, and bring your appetite!!

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 18, 2017

CALTRANS UPDATED STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE MAP

CALTRANS
UPDATED STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE MAP

Download PDF of this map below (2.5Mb)

SR1_Closures_20170718.pdf

Photos: 1 and 2) Illegal parking on the north and south side of the Pfeiffer Canyon construction site. 4) New Map showing closures.

ILLEGAL PARKING WARNINGS: Attached photos show vehicles parked too close to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site—on the North side. Also, on the South side of the bridge, between the “turn around” and Rancho Rico, on the west side of the highway, there are vehicles illegally parked. All these vehicles need to be moved as soon as possible or tickets will be issued/towing will occur. “No Parking” signs were installed today on the north side and “No Parking” signs have been in place on the south side of the bridge.

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK (JULY 17-20)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17:

Highway 1 in Monterey County has opened 35 total miles of Hwy. 1 to the public from south of Gorda (PM 10) to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5) accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. State Route 1 remains closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek event. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County, past Ragged Point to Salmon Creek.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide reopens this morning at 9 am to the public 24/7, with one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers; which means a lane of travel is open 24/7.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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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Illegal Parking on north side of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Illegal Parking on north side of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Map showing Slide Locations

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 17, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17

ILLEGAL PARKING WARNINGS: Attached photo shows vehicles parked too close to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site—on the North side. Also, on the South side of the bridge, between the “turn around” and Rancho Rico, on the west side of the highway, there are vehicles illegally parked. All these vehicles need to be moved as soon as possible or tickets will be issued/towing will occur. “No Parking” signs were installed today on the north side and there are already “No Parking” signs on the south side of the bridge.

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK (JULY 17-20)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17:

State Route 1 in Monterey County continues to be closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), which is south of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site, with the exception of 10 miles (Gorda to Limekiln State Park) that are accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

The targeted opening for the road at Paul’s Slide is mid-July (July 15-20). Until then, access through Paul’s Slide continues with the following schedule for local residents and deliveries:

Access times for the morning and evening

Sat-Thursday: 5:30 am to 6 am and 7 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday: 5:30 am –8 am and 6 pm to 7:30 pm

12:00 noon Monday/Wednesday/Friday

A single caravan south and a single caravan north will be allowed. You must be in line by noon! There may be up to a 45-minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

Delivery vehicles (restricted to 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can use all access windows shown above.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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

Follow us on Facebook

We welcome your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBZG55

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