CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN CORONA ROAD AND HIGHLAND DRIVE REQUIRES EMERGENCY DRAINAGE PUMPING TOMORROW
BIG SUR – An ongoing construction project to replace a failed corrugated metal pipe culvert, repair sinkhole damage and restore the roadway’s drainage facilities on State Route 1 between Corona Rd. and Highland Dr. in Carmel Highlands that began in February, will require an emergency closure from 9 am to 3 pm for drainage pumping, Caltrans officials announced today.
NOTE: Roadwork consists of one-way reversing traffic control and motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. Regular roadwork hours for the project are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday from 9 am to Noon. Electronic message signs will be posted alerting the traveling public of this project. The emergency drainage pumping should complete by 1 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5.
The contractor for this $750,000 construction project is Granite
The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce sent the following letter to our Board of Supervisors asking them to not cut funding to Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) in the 2019-2020 budget. The majority of the money that goes to MCCVB, that does not go for salaries, goes toward advertising to attract tourists and/or conventions to the area, capitalizing on the selling power of Big Sur.
Big Sur sells itself and, of course, so does Big Little Lies (tongue in cheek here). The expenditure of money for advertising to bring in more tourists, when there is no money for the infrastructure to support increased visitation, is irresponsible and reckless. Given the budget constraints the County of Monterey has, cutting the funding of MCCVB is a wise choice.
Consider contacting our Board of Supervisors representative, Mary Adams’s office, and making your voice heard if you have an opinion on this issue. Continuing to push a goal of increased visitation is no longer sustaining nor is it a model to follow. Some things — like the beauty of Big Sur — are more precious than money. Here is the letter in jpg format.