Highway Closure Update, 6/5/17

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, June 5 at 10:30 AM:
PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS CLOSED TO EVERYONE THROUGH TOMORROW EVENING, TUESDAY, JUNE 6 BUT WILL RE-OPEN ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7 FOR ITS USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES ….WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY THURSDAY, JUNE 8. (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.)

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC REMAINS THE SAME AND IS SHOWN IN BRACKETS BELOW.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)— Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)— REMAINS CLOSED TO EVERYONE THROUGH TOMORROW EVENING, TUESDAY, JUNE 6 BUT WILL RE-OPEN ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7 FOR ITS USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE ROADWAY THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE . CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

The targeted “public access” date of early July needs to be re-assessed with recent activity, public opening date could be pushed further out.

Finally,  another convoy for supplies and equipment to Pfeiffer Bridge is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th from 8 am to 7 pm.

The Thursday convoy will include rock, sand, cement and reinforcing steel. Future convoys will include more of the same, in general, materials and equipment to construct the abutment support and overall construction of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52).

PM 8.9 Mud Creek--Google Earth from Geotech 6.1.17

Cal Trans did not explain what that yellow outline at the bottom of the Sea View Ranch means or is.

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~ by bigsurkate on June 5, 2017.

9 Responses to “Highway Closure Update, 6/5/17”

  1. $20 says Thursdays update will tell us they are closing it for the weekend again.

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  2. LOL. Not a bet I am willing to take. I am desperately trying to get my son back up here to do more weed eating. Not even close to being finished, but he is on the other side of Paul’s Slide. Fire season is here. I am not ready, and can’t seem to find a way to get ready!!

    bigsurkate

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  3. Kate,

    There must be some weed cutting UAV designs ready for a try out. Aerodynamics may take a beating with cutting blades underneath, this would be a fun project for the geek minded scientist who is tired of yardwork in general. ; )

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  4. good afternoon,  I live in Monterey and want to know if the highway is open to be able to take friends visiting from Germany to Pfeiffer Big Sur stare Park.   Thanks, Debbie

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  5. Open to the State Park only, not Pfeiffer Beach or other points south.

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  6. The small area outlined in yellow below Sea View Ranch is called “Arlene’s Slide” per Susana Cruz’s e-mail that she sent out today, 6/5/17 at 10:34am. Here’s the description of the photos that was typed in tiny font and hard to see at the top of her e-mail:

    Photos and video from last week: 1-4) Mud Creek (PM 8.9)
    1) Mud Creek last week from the north side;
    2)Mud Creek as of Thursday, June 1—courtesy of HQ photographer Scott Lorenzo;
    3) Google Earth Image from Geotech of consolidated slide material that came down on May 20 and Arleen’s Slide (yellow) still standing;
    4) Radar detector just south of Mud Creek monitors acceleration, amount and rate of movement.
    5) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) Video of roadwork including large rock being hauled away; 6)Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)– XKT Plant in Vallejo, CA (Mare Island) showing seven girders nearing completion of fabrication.

    Arlene was the flagger that I dubbed “Arlene the Traffic and Welcome Queen”, a way for me to remember her name by associating her with listening to KPYG radio on the way up Highway 1 from Cambria. KPYG has “Eileen the Traffic and Weather Queen” on air. Anyway, Arlene has the distinction of having a slide named after her because the slide fell near her while she was there on duty.

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  7. LOL. Mark, the flagger, wanted the Mud Creek slide to be renamed to “Arlene’s Slide” after the other flagger. I guess they named this one after her, and now I understand why. Arlene has been a flagger on this coast for many years, on many projects, and drives all the way from Arroyo Grande to work, or used to, each day, and loves it. Always a smile. I always feel welcomed by her, as do so many.

    bigsurkate

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  8. Thank you for your update. Any update on how to clear debris???

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  9. As to Mud Creek, it will not be easy, and will take quite a while … The “big” slide at JP Burns took 15 months. This is bigger. If the Coastal Commission and the Marine Sanctuary allow it to go into the ocean as was allowed in the 83 slide, it could be done in 2 years or a little less. If not?? Who knows?

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