New sign at the bottom of Nacimiento at Highway One. Where’s the one for people coming over to the coast?
For the second time on a Wednesday between the scheduled, announced convoys we ran into another unannounced convoy. This was yesterday, 5/31, and was 2 lead vehicles, 4 of the super 10-yard trucks and 4 transfer trucks, which were super 10 yards pulling a loaded trailer. If a 10 yard exceeds the weight limit, then a transfer truck sure does. Hmm, here are the 4 trucks I saw pulling trailers of the 8 total. The little bridge I posted about is getting beat up. I will post the replies I have gotten, and next actions I will take.
From Senator Bill Monning’s Office;
“I spoke with Caltrans today and they informed me that the State investigated all structures prior to the first convoy several weeks ago and found it has the capacity to handle legal truck loads as defined by the vehicle code. As you are aware, the Department is not the owner of the road in question and therefore not responsible for the signage. However, we are responsible for the biannual inspections of the bridge and the load rating of the bridge. Monterey County has their own reasons for signing Nacimiento Creek Bridge under its rating.”
From MoCo Public Works:
“We have looked into this matter and the sign placed is an advisory signs for trucks. Our records indicate that the bridges along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road are capable of carrying loads legally allowed per the California Vehicle Code. However, the road is steep and narrow and thus the placement of the warning sign.”
Interesting that they say the above, and then post a brand-new sign.
I guess my next step is to try to get those biannual inspections from the County and for the state investigation.