Highway One Update

From Cal-Trans, the following update:


• Roadwork installing rocknet drapery for rockfall continues with occasional closures and flagging nine miles north
of Ragged Point at Alder Creek (PM 7.5) where the slide took place last spring. Daytime work is scheduled to complete in February, weather permitting.

• The temporary signal about two miles south of Lucia at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (PM 21.3-21.6) for the
bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7. Although the bridge appears to be almost completed, roadwork still remains. The rockshed is about 50% complete. Separately, a long retaining wall is being installed about 50′ north of the bridge. This is a separate contract but is being constructed by the same contractor. Golden State Bridge. This project began in November and should be completed next April, weather permitting. All construction is expected to be completed in spring of 2013.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY: There are no projects currently under construction along Hwy. 1 in San Luis Obispo County near the Monterey County Line.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through Caltrans construction zones.
For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.

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Sherry Tune departs

Last week, Sherry Tune started making personal phone calls to let individuals she had worked closely with know that she would be departing the LPNF Ranger District. This morning she had this message distributed for public information.

” I want to thank the Communities I’ve served for making my short tenure here on the Monterey Ranger District as the District Ranger very exciting, special and memorable. I am transitioning to a Forest Supervisor position on the Mendocino National Forest. This promotion for me is bittersweet. I love my work and enjoy the people I work with.”

Sherry told me she would be starting her new position on Valentine’s Day. She made a lot of friends here in Big Sur, and was always accessible to us. Blessings to you, Sherry, on your new adventure.