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1/16/14: HIGHWAY 1/PITKINS CURVE BRIDGE AND ROCKSHED PROJECT IS COMPLETE January 16, 2014

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Today’s Date:  Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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

 

HIGHWAY 1/PITKINS CURVE BRIDGE AND ROCKSHED PROJECT IS COMPLETE

 

MONTEREY COUNTY — Highway 1 Bridge and Rockshed at Pitkins Curve (post-mile 21.5) is complete and open to traffic, Caltrans officials announced today.

 

The ¼ – mile long project limits extends from just north of Limekiln Creek Bridge to south of Lucia. The project includes a rockshed, a bridge and a retaining wall.

 

Some of the most significant benefits of this project include:

  • Greatly reduce motorists’ encounters with a falling rock and/or a land slide.
  • Greatly reduce any period of closure of the highway at this location due to a major slide.
  • The cost of maintaining this stretch of highway will be significantly less as a result of this project.
  • The drive/ride will be more pleasant than it was before (smoother ride, unique structures, more impressive view).

 

The rockshed is the only roadway structure of its kind in the country.

 

“We are excited to celebrate the completion of this sensational project,” said District 5 Director Tim Gubbins. “It features an iconic bridge and rockshed that will ensure safe passage for motorists and cyclists year round.”

 

The contractor for this $39 million, four-year project was Golden State Bridge Inc. of Benicia, CA.

 

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

 

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, motorists may call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

 

 

12/23/12: Overnight Road Closure at Ragged Point December 23, 2012

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From Stan Russell:

Hello Big Sur!

Colin Jones of Caltrans called and let me know that Highway 1 will be closed overnight. The slide is by Gorda. At this point Colin doesn’t have a good sense of how serious it is. More information tomorrow morning.

The closure is from just south of Big Sur at PM 42 and at Ragged Point.

Regards,
Stan Russell

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.facebook.com/BigSurCalifornia
http://www.Twitter.com/BigSurCC
http://www.TheBigSurBlog.com - Contains updates on emergency information when appropriate.

Highway 1 Big Sur now has a toll free hotline to Check Road Conditions courtesy of CalTrans 888-836-0866

 

4/15/2010: HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE April 15, 2010

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 HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE

MONTEREY COUNTY

  • Roadwork continues on a retaining wall project near Gamboa Point, three miles north of Lucia. A temporary signal is in place with work expected to be complete in June. Work hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

  • Traffic continues down to one lane just south of Lucia utilizing stop signs as a new temporary signal will be installed by the end of April to perform slide stabilization and exploratory drilling with temporary slope stabilization. Work hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

  • The temporary signal about two miles south of Lucia at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks for

     the bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7 and the project is expected to

     be complete in 2013.

  • Rock slope protection continues on Hwy. 1 at Shale Point, nine miles north of

     Ragged Point or three miles south of Gorda, which are both about seven miles into

     the Monterey County Line from San Luis Obispo. This segment of Hwy. 1 continues

     with roadwork during daytime hours (7:30 am to 5 pm) through the end of April but

     traffic control is no longer required.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

 

3/11/2010: HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE March 11, 2010

Filed under: Road Conditions — tarawings @ 1:16 pm

MONTEREY COUNTY

  • The night closure due to the slide just south of Gorda is now fully open without delays day or night.

 

  • Roadwork continues on a retaining wall project near Gamboa Point, three miles north of Lucia. A temporary signal is in place with work expected to be complete in June. Work hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

  • Traffic is also down to one lane just south of Lucia utilizing stop signs as a new temporary signal will be installed in the coming weeks to perform slide stabilization and exploratory drilling with temporary slope stabilization. Work hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

  • The temporary signal about  two miles south of Lucia at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks for

     the bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7 and the project is expected to

     be complete in 2013.

  • Rock slope protection continues on Hwy. 1 at Shale Point, nine miles north of

     Ragged Point or three miles south of Gorda, which are both about seven miles into

     the Monterey County Line from San Luis Obispo. This segment of Hwy. 1 continues with

     roadwork during daytime hours (7:30 am to 5 pm) through mid-April but traffic control is

     no longer required.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

  • The installation of several horizontal drains on Highway 1, one mile north of Ragged

     Point is now complete.

 

3/10/2010: HWY 1 at Gorda Road Update March 10, 2010

Filed under: Road Conditions — tarawings @ 12:53 pm

MONTEREY COUNTY – Hwy. 1 just south of Gorda (Alder Creek Slide) is fully open during the daytime hours from 7 am to 6 pm. The road will close again overnight tonight from 6 pm to 7 am.

Caltrans will reassess the slide conditions each morning and provide updates accordingly.

All businesses in the area remain open to the public.

 

3/8/2010: Highway 1 Re-Opens with Traffic Control South of Gorda March 8, 2010

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HIGHWAY 1 RE-OPENS WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL SOUTH OF GORDA

MONTEREY COUNTYThe closure just south of Gorda (Alder Creek Slide) reopened this morning with one-way traffic control with flaggers from 7 am to 6 pm with up to 2-hour delays. The road will close again overnight tonight from 6 pm to 7 am.

Caltrans will reassess the slide conditions each morning and provide updates accordingly.

All businesses in the area remain open to the public.

 

2/27/2010: A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS February 27, 2010

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A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS

 

 
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