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HIGHWAY 1 FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURE NORTH OF RAGGED POINT NEXT WEEK
MONTEREY COUNTY – A full closure of Highway 1 in both directions approximately two miles north (typo, it is at Polar Star which is SOUTH) of Ragged Point in southern Monterey County will take place onThursday, Dec. 19 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am, weather permitting.
This closure will extend from the traffic signals which maintain 24/7 traffic control north and south of the project area between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and Ragged Point.
Local resident’s will be able to proceed through the closed area when heavy equipment is not on the highway. Delays are anticipated not to exceed one hour.Electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public.
This full highway closure is necessary so that Caltrans can install pre-cast beams as part of a project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall along this portion of Highway 1.
This $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA. It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.
California Coastal CommissionPublic Review Draft Strategic Plan PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY The Commission has released the 2020 – 2025 Public Review Draft Strategic Plan and is now seeking public input on the draft plan through February 14, 2020. The Commission has released the Public Review Draft of the 2020-2025 California Coastal Commission Strategic Plan. The Draft Strategic Plan provides a framework of goals, objectives, and actions to set priorities and guide the agency’s performance for the next five years. It can be viewed at: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/strategicplan/spindex-2.htmlThe Draft Strategic Plan identifies 189 priority action items intended to be undertaken in the next five years, organized under 9 separate goals related to: Internal Agency Capacity and Effectiveness; Public Access; Coastal Resources; Climate Change and Sea Level Rise; Environmental Justice, Diversity, and Tribal Relations; Coastal Planning and Permitting; Enforcement; Public Presence and Partnerships; and Information Management and E-Government.The public is invited to provide comments on the Draft Strategic Plan in writing or verbally at the Commission’s December 2019 or February 2020 meetings. Written comments must be received by February 14, 2020. Comments can be mailed to: California Coastal Commission Executive Division45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000San Francisco, CA 94105 Or sent via email to:StrategicPlanComments@coastal.ca.govA final plan is anticipated to be adopted by the Commission in April or May 2020.
UPDATE: 12:22 PM10 1039 FISH AND GAME ETO APPROX 1 MORE HOUR / FULL CLOSURE NB AND SB
From this photo, it would appear this is the south end of Rain Rocks, south of the Rock Shed, the area that always goes!
Noon: This happened a couple hours ago, but as it has continued raining down here, and even if cleared, is subject to go again. I am guessing this is Chimney Slide, south of Limekiln, but I have no information re exact location.
The screening will begin at 7:30 sharp. The film is about twenty minutes long.
Directly following the screening will be a public Q&A session with the film makers along with a panel of selected community members –about the film, the future of Big Sur, the interaction with visitors, responsible travel and more!
4:30 pm — 101 still closed, in fact a number of places in the area are closed. Look at this CHP log:
A levee broke near Chualar Union School causing flooding in the area. MCSO is currently evacuating some portions of Chualar. The current storm is not helping.
This whole area is a mess with the flooding, people stuck on top of vehicles that are flooded. There are at least 4-5 CHP incidents in this area. Here is one re 101 which is closed both NB and SB near Chualar under 3 ft of water:
Incident: 00248 Type: Roadway Flooding Location: Us101 N / Esperanza Rd Loc Desc: NB AND SB Lat/Lon: 36.595968 -121.545822
 CPD SNCR WILL NEED TO CLOSE SPENCE X OS, SPENCE X 101
 1039 MTRY CONFIRMED SO STARTED A BREAK
 A27-012 12 IS 97 TRAFFIC BACKED UP SB 2 MILES OF TRAFFIC BEHIND 12
 OS X 101 IS CLOSED, DETOUR IS RIVER RD
 12 INQ WHERE SO IS DIVERTING TRAFFIC
 SO CREATED A BREAK DIVERTING VEHS – CPY SCNR
 STARTING A TRAFFIC BREAK SB F/AIRPORT
 [Notification] [CHP]- PER DIST 5 / CANT RESPOND / THEY ARE STUCK IN CHUALAR / THEY DO HAVE A CREW ON ESPERANZA BUT CANT DO ANYTHING /. TOO MUCH WANTER
 PER DIST 5 / CANT RESPOND / THEY ARE STUCK IN CHUALAR / THEY DO HAVE A CREW ON ESPERANZA BUT CANT DO ANYTHING /. TOO MUCH WANTER
 [Notification] [CHP]-MONT SO 1097, NEED TO CLOSE NB AND SB 101 JSO CHUALAR UNDER 3 FT OF WATER
HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK TO RE-OPEN AT 1 PM TODAY AND PAUL’S SLIDE TO RE-OPEN BY 5 PM TODAY; RAIN FORECAST IN THE COMING DAYS
MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from the National Weather Service (NWS) 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.
In addition, Caltrans Geotech, Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits again earlier today. Our crews have been busy clearing debris/slide material at both locations, including our contractor at Paul’s Slide, to make it traversable for public traffic. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek will re-open at 1 pm today, Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Paul’s Slide will re-open today by 5 pm. (See photo below).
NOTE: Our maintenance crews will continue to monitor this location over the next few days and weekend and notify us if ground movement accelerates or site conditions change as more rain is in the forecast. In which case, an update will be provided.
As always, thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.
Paul’s Slide with additional debris/slide material removal necessary for today’s 5 pm opening