At today’s public meeting, Cal-Trans announced that Rocky Creek would be open to the public for one-way traffic on a 24 hour basis beginning at 8 pm Thursday night.
I’m a little late on this one, as I was awaiting confirmation, and just got it from the Chamber.
“As per Steve Balaban and Jennifer Wilson, Caltrans, Rocky Creek closure will be lifted no later than 8 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2011. If Caltrans is able to re-open earlier than that, they will do so, though any announcement of an earlier opening will likely be after the highway has been re-opened.
Tomorrow, the contractor will be paving the road in the closure area and striping will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.”
Here’s the “official” official statement, which covers both Rocky Creek and Alder Creek.
Today’s Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
***TRAFFIC ADVISORY #32***
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY UPDATE
HWY. 1 REMAINS SHUT DOWN AT ALDER CREEK FOR AT LEAST A MONTH; ROCKY CREEK IS OPEN DURING OVERNIGHT HOURS — A TRAFFIC SIGNAL IS EXPECTED TO BE IN PLACE THURSDAY NIGHT
(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, especially during the overnight hours. THIS AREA OF HIGHWAY 1 CONTINUES TO BE EXTREMELY UNSTABLE. CALTRANS CREWS AND CONTRACTORS ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORING AND CLEARING THE AREA OF DIRT, MUD AND ROCK FROM DAWN UNTIL DUSK. The opening date will be refined depending on the progress of the work.
(2) Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (Post Mile 60.5) is now OPEN for all traffic without any weight or length restrictions from 8 pm until 8 am with one-way reversing traffic control until all temporary repairs performed during the daytime hours at Rocky Creek have been finished.
(3) A traffic signal is expected to be activated on Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek no later than Thursday, April 21 at 8 pm. This signal will allow traffic to move through this area 24/7 on an alternating basis.
NOTE: PEDESTRIAN ESCORTS THROUGH THIS AREA ENDED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16.
Another update will be provided as conditions warrant.
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.