8:00 pm – more good news, per Chamber of Commerce, Cal-Trans informed them that Rocky Creek may be open on a one-lane, traffic light controlled 24-hour basis starting Thursday, April 21st.
Starting Saturday, April 16th one lane will open at 5 pm until Sunday morning at 8 am, then each night thereafter from 8 pm until 8 am. No weight restrictions at this time. Yeah!
Since Alder Creek will be closed up to a month, this is really good news. There are SO many things I need from up north that I’ve been holding off on!
State of California • Department of Transportation
Today’s Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
District:5 – Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact:Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #30***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE – ROADWAY REMAINS SHUT DOWN AT ALDER CREEK FOR AT LEAST A MONTH; ROCKY CREEK OPENS OVERNIGHT STARTING SATURDAY
(1) Geologic instability and more debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (PM 7) have required the roadway to be closed in both directions for at least a month. Alder Creek is south of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Caltrans and the CHP advise against any unnecessary travel. THIS AREA OF HIGHWAY 1 CONTINUES TO BE EXTREMELY UNSTABLE; OUR CREWS AND CONTRACTORS ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORING AND CLEARING THE AREA OF DIRT, MUD AND ROCK FROM DAWN UNTIL DUSK. Opening date will be refined as production becomes known.
(2) Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (Post Mile 60.5) will OPEN for all traffic without any weight or length restrictions from 5 pm on Saturday, April 16 through 8 am on Sunday, April 17. Hwy. 1 will then OPEN each night at this location from 8 pm until 8 am the following morning. One-way reversing traffic control will be in effect. This will continue until all temporary repairs at Rocky Creek are finished. Work is scheduled to be completed the first week of May.
(3) A new progress update will be provided next Monday, April 18, unless conditions warrant sooner.
For more information on Monterey County projects, call the toll-free hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/. Also, contact the statewide CHIN at (800) 427-7623 for highway traffic updates.
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