Cal Trans News Release

NOTE: THE DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20-21ST~~

Today’s Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2009

District:            5 (Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties)

Contact:            Susana Z Cruz (español) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

HELICOPTER OPERATION FOR ROCKFALL DRAPERY PROJECT ON HWY 1 IN BIG SUR–NEXT WEEK FOR ONE TO TWO DAYS ONLY

 

BIG SUR—The helicopter operation of the emergency contract to construct a rockfall drapery system to prevent landslides at various locations on both directions of Hwy. 1 just north of Torre Canyon Bridge begins next week, Caltrans officials have announced.

Work is scheduled for two days from Monday, Jan. 12, to Tuesday, Jan. 13 but may be completed early due to factors such as weather, winds and visibility. Work hours are from 9 am to 4 pm both days. Up to 45-minute delays can be anticipated for this operation.

This work is part of the on-going emergency rockfall protection project resulting from the Basin Complex Fire. The rockfall drapery system will be used to prevent rockfall on this steep and denuded slope. Vegetation on the slope was lost as a result of the Basin Complex fire. The slope is now extremely prone to landslides. 

The contractor for this emergency project is AIS Construction Company of Ventura.

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

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upmon.htm

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  1. Kate,
    Good to see you are in the know! I was about to copy and paste this notice to you. On another note, we have been having some issue with folks and their backyard burns.
    Residents need to understand that burns MUST be put out at night and attended all day. As we already know, we had a significant fire in December right after a rain day. Last year, a burn pile re-ignited after smoldering for nearly 2 weeks. burning an acre in the middle of the night. A can of fireplace ashes caused a dumpster fire in a local campground that scorched trees and ground even though it was RAINING. The risk is out there and worse than ever, so we must pay attention. Dead and dry brush is still vulnerable. Burns MUST be out and cold by dark.
    Thanks!
    Firefox

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