Highway Update Photos, 4/27/17

The update on local access is up above in the first post, and it hasn’t changed. For this post, I will just provide the photos and their titles/descriptions. All photos provided by Cal Trans through the SLO District Office.


Mud Creek – material coming down;


Mud Creek – Spider Hoe


Paul’s Slide


Rebar Cage for concrete pilings.


Fabricating Girders in the Bay Area

5 thoughts on “Highway Update Photos, 4/27/17

  1. Thanks so much for all your posts and photos. It helps immensely to understand what is happening from your descriptions and posted photos. Love the wildflower posts -and names, too. You truly have become community “glue” – informing, assisting, holding the bonds of all who love Big Sur together. As one who doesn’t live in Big Sur but has been returning every year over and over for more than forty years, my heart is there too with you all.

  2. I remember speaking with Walter Trotter about the environmental disaster HWY 1 is……road should not have been built, it is a big scar on the landscape.

  3. CPC/CC: “Shuttle to help put Big Sur back on tourist map”

    MUCH OF Big Sur has been cut off from visitors for
    more than two months after storms caused serious damage to
    Highway 1, putting a significant dent in the area’s economy.
    But an ambitious plan to establish a shuttle service is in the works, and by summer, it could give people from out of town
    easy access to popular destinations like the landmark
    Nepenthe restaurant, an aide to 5th District supervisor Mary
    Adams told The Pine Cone Thursday.
    Although crucial details still need be to worked out, the
    shuttle service would transport people from a temporary
    parking area at Andrew Molera State Park
    to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, where they
    could walk along a recently constructed
    pedestrian trail to reach the south side of
    the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project. It
    would cost $10 to park at Molera, and only
    those who pay the fee would be able to use
    the shuttle.
    The bridge failed in February, preventing
    motorists from driving more than 26
    miles south of Carmel, and probably won’t
    be reopened until September.
    Once visitors reach the south side of the
    bridge, they could take another shuttle and
    visit isolated businesses like Nepenthe, the
    Phoenix Shop, Hawthorne Gallery and the
    Big Sur Taphouse.
    Crafting the plan is the Big Sur
    Economic Recovery Task Force, which was
    formed by Adams and features representatives
    from the Big Sur Volunteer Fire

    Brigade, the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce, the Coast
    Property Owners Association, the Monterey County
    Convention and Visitor Bureau, the Monterey County
    Hospitality Association and other Monterey Peninsula chambers
    of commerce.
    Adams’ aide, Kate Daniels said she’s hopeful the shuttle
    service can get off the ground by the start of summer — perhaps
    even earlier. She said a Big Sur nonprofit will likely
    operate it, and Salinas-Monterey Transit has offered the use
    of at least one of its retired buses.
    “We need the shuttle now so people can go over the trail
    and visit the south side,” Daniels told The Pine Cone. “We’re
    doing everything we can to make this a reality by Memorial
    Day. We have to do everything we can to help the people in
    Big Sur — they’ve been through so much.”
    Daniels called the shuttle system “an exciting new way to
    visit Big Sur,” and she suggested it could help solve the problems
    of congestion along Sycamore Canyon Road, which
    leads to over-visited Pfeiffer Beach, “where the level of travel
    is unsustainable,” she observed.
    Coast Property Owners Association president Butch
    Kronlund agreed the shuttle could help ease traffic in Big
    “Many in the Big Sur community are concerned with the
    degradation of both the environment and the quality of the
    visitor and resident experience,” Kronlund added. “Traffic,
    illegal parking and lack of public restrooms are cited as
    major ongoing problems associated with living in and visiting
    Big Sur. With that in mind, this is an opportunity to pivot,
    hit reset and provide some solutions to these problems.”
    For now, though, the focus is on bringing people back to
    Big Sur, and to encourage the effort, the Monterey County
    Convention and Visitor Bureau’s board of directors voted
    April 26 to allocate $100,000 to market Big Sur. A
    spokesperson for the tourist information center said Big Sur
    visitors provide a significant boost to the Monterey
    Peninsula business community.
    “Big Sur is a big driver of our economy,” Alliah Sheta
    said. “It’s a bucket list destination.”


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