Yet ANOTHER construction project on Highway One

As you can tell by my title, I, and probably many of us here on the South Coast, am frustrated. This is number FOUR, all going on together – that is an additional 40 minutes to go north, for an already long trip. It isn’t just the stoppages, though, it is all the traffic backed up one cannot get around, so one is consigned to the lowest common denominator in terms of miles per hour, which seems to be 30-35 mph, and many times, 15-20 mph. I have 150 things that I can only do north, and no way can I drive six hours round trip and get more than two done. Grrr…

Today’s Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189



MONTEREY COUNTY – An emergency culvert replacement on Hwy. 1 near Big Sur (postmile 50.36), just north of Captain Cooper School begins next Monday, April 15, Caltrans officials announced today.

Roadwork consists of one-way traffic control from 6 am to 3 pm Mondays through Fridays. Up to 10-minute delays can be anticipated. Work is expected to complete by the end of April.

The purpose of this emergency roadwork is to replace a failed culvert that has caused a large sinkhole.

The contractor for this $40,000 project is Robert J. Frank Construction of Redding.

2 thoughts on “Yet ANOTHER construction project on Highway One

  1. It’s a quandry, but isn’t it even worse when the road is closed entirely due to a large sinkhole? If the road is not repaired, it will only get worse!

  2. Some times these problems arise because they were not taken care of in the first place. Not always, but sometimes. Last year, the drains did not get cleared before winter. We didn’t have a winter, so no problems resulted. If we had, then, oh, boy.

    When Hurricane Point slid, and the road closed for four months, we knew it, and adjusted accordingly. We went around. I am frustrated. Doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done, I just hope it can be done fast!

    bigsurkate, on a mountain top in Big Sur

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