Highway One Closure Update, 11/29/18

 

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Above, Paul’s Slide earlier today

  1. Today’s Date: November 29, 2018

  2. District:            05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
  3.                         Cruz Counties
  4. Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
  5. Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
  6. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  7. -UPDATE #1-

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK AND PAUL’S SLIDE CONTINUES THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING, FRIDAY, NOV. 30 WHEN IT WILL BE ASSESSED

 

MONTEREY COUNTY — The National Weather Service (NOAA) has informed Caltrans of more significant rain forecast for today and into tonight. Caltrans has determined that tomorrow morning, Nov. 30, will be the first time it will be safe for Geotechnical Design, Construction and Maintenance staff to investigate site conditions and formulate a plan to reopen the road in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (PM 18.9) is the alternate route to reach Hwy. 1 between Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide. However, there is a 12-foot height restriction at one of the bridges (green) along this route. Please check with Fort Hunter-Liggett for more updated information on their road at: https://www.facebook.com/FortHunterLiggett.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during the daylight hours following each storm when it is safe to be onsite again; this will take place tomorrow morning, Friday, Nov. 30. Caltrans’ intent is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately—both are closing today. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

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~ by bigsurkate on November 29, 2018.

2 Responses to “Highway One Closure Update, 11/29/18”

  1. Hello All, another heads up Climate Centers 8-14 day forecast has 60% chance above average rainfall over us and 70% for Bay area which is rare to have that much confidence. If next Wednesday storm comes together it could bridge the gap into this prolonged wet period. Teleconnections are not as favorable for real big storms next week but it does appear Arctic Oscillation and Pacific North America pattern could reinforce some fairly large storms around Dec 9-15. Moreover if this pattern continues- which looks pretty likely- late December into January could get extremely interesting and possible major flooding could commence. We all have to remember last big flood was 1998 over 20 years ago and that is almost unprecedented to have such a long period without major floods. Bottomline prepare for a wet tumultuous end to Fall and possibly into early Winter. Regards, Paul

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  2. Paul, again, thanks for sharing your knowledge and understanding. I’ve been preparing for this since actually, 1995.

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