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
Rebar Cage for concrete pilings.
Fabricating Girders in the Bay Area
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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.
Thank you, penscratch. I appreciate the compliment and affirmation that my blog is helpful.
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.
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 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
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.”
I read that last night. Of particular concern is spending $100,000 to bring in visitors right now.