PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ARRIVE NEXT WEEK
MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will begin the process of delivering construction equipment and materials to the site of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from US Highway 101 on Tuesday, May 16.
These convoys will be escorted by the California Highway Patrol and will include intermittent full closures of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road from 8 am until 7 pm. Motorists wishing to travel east/west in the morning must do so before the first convoy begins.
Motorists will encounter delays during the movement of these four convoys westbound from 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm and eastbound from 11 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 7 pm. Motorists who wish to travel on Nacimiento-Fergusson road should be in vehicles not exceeding 30 feet in length and a weight of 15 tons.
These convoys will include about 50% of the rock and sand necessary to create concrete abutments for the new bridge. Future convoys will transport additional rock and sand, two mobile batch plants, two concrete boom pump trucks, vacuum trucks and rebar cages. Dates for these convoys will be announced at a later date.
The steel girders for the new bridge are currently being fabricated at a plant in Vallejo, CA. This $24 million project is expected to be open to the public in mid-September.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work 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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon