Rain Rocks update, march 31

Overnight closures continue, but 8 hour daytime closure scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd. Also up to hour delays in daylight hours are anticipated the rest of the week.

Be careful out there, we could have more slides after today’s rain. There are several unstable spots down here, I’ve noticed.

Today’s Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189



MONTEREY COUNTY — Hwy. 1 at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (Mile Marker 21.3), about 25 miles south of Big Sur, will be shut down from 8 am until 4 pm on Tuesday, April 3 for crane and demolition repair work, Caltrans officials today announced.

No vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone during this 8-hour period. Alternate routes in and out of Big Sur are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

In addition, three more days of major repair and roadwork from Wednesday, April 4 until Friday, April 6 between 8 am and 4 pm will result in traffic delays up to one-hour in duration. One-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect.

The highway remains closed overnight from 8 pm until 7 am daily between Limekiln Creek and Lucia until further notice.

The steep hillside remains unstable. Inspection and removal of unstable rock continues.

Hwy. 1 was closed on March 28 at 9 am in both directions at Pitkins/Rain Rocks (MM 21.3), 25 miles south of Big Sur due to a large boulder and debris that came down just south of the ongoing rock shed project.

All businesses in the area remain open.

5 thoughts on “Rain Rocks update, march 31

  1. Right now…1pm, and the storm is closing in. At PV school, heavy rain, and the walkways are flooded and ponding. The roof of the classroom is thundering from the pelting rain . Hefty southerly wind, too, indicating that the head of the cyclone is upon us. For those planning to drive up through Rain Rocks, watch out!!! This downpour is certain to bring down some major slides. And, look out for those small, sharp rocks that like to slice tires. I’m glad that I do not have to go anywhere!

  2. the mountain spirits are talking:
    “those sapiens – they build their bridges,
    they build their rocksheds but for us it’s
    just rock and roll”

  3. Schist and shale
    may cut my tires
    but slides and rain
    i’ll take over fires.

    Myanmar Shave

  4. Never mind, I’m sick and not all here. I just looked at the first post and not the second one! Sorry

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