Today’s Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONE-DAY EMERGENCY GUARDRAIL REPAIR ON SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF PITKINS/RAIN ROCKS TOMORROW
MONTEREY COUNTY (BIG SUR COAST) – An emergency one-day guardrail repair project on Highway 1 just south of the Pitkins Curve Rockshed at Rain Rocks (mile marker 21-22) will take place tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 23, Caltrans officials announced.
Roadwork will consist of closing the southbound lane and work hours are from 8 am to 3:30 pm under one-way traffic control with flaggers. There will be an Electronic Message Sign to alert motorists of this closure. Motorists and bicyclists can expect a delay not to exceed 15 minutes.
The purpose of this emergency project is to repair 100 feet of damaged guardrail which was recently hit. Roadwork is necessary to ensure all of the maintenance needs of the coast highway area are met.
NOTE: Access to businesses will remain open via Highway 1.
Our Willow Spring Maintenance, Santa Maria Guardrail and Maintenance Design crews will work collaboratively to ensure all roadwork is done by 3:30 pm.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon
Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer