Highway Closure Update, 9/25/17

Photos: 1of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Tuesday, Sept. 19, aerial courtesy of John Madonna. 2-3 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) showing the bridge deck pour from last Friday night, Sept. 22. Bridge deck pour video, courtesy of Kyle Evans at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_X4C9Oiv3VvNHFvdGUxOG9GLWM

PM 8.9 Mud Creek by John Madonna 9.19.17PM 45.52 PCB Deck Pour-1 9.22.17PM 45.52 PCB Deck Pour-2 9.22.17

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Sept. 25:

Highway 1 in Monterey County continues to provide 35 total miles of Hwy. 1 to the public from south of Gorda (PM 10) to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. State Route 1 remains closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek event. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County, past Ragged Point to Salmon Creek.

REMINDER: Travelers CANNOT travel the entire length of Highway 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)
Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain. The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

There is currently no public access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)
Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers has been replaced by a traffic signal and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)
The bridge construction continues with the preparation to cast the approach slab at abutment 2 (north side); setting of bridge rail posts; stripping of forms and roadway grading at Abutment 1 (south side). The opening of the new bridge is scheduled in mid-October.

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.