|Date:||Wednesday, September 9, 2020|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers|
|Phone:||(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALTRANS RESPONDS TO HIGHWAY 1 DAMAGE IN MONTEREY COUNTY
FROM DOLAN FIRE
MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans District 5 has awarded S. Chaves Construction Inc. of San Luis Obispo, a $2 million contract to install emergency protective drainage measures along sections of Highway 1 in Monterey County affected by the Dolan Fire.
In anticipation of winter storms, the contractor and Caltrans engineers are reviewing all major drainages on Highway 1, analyzing watershed areas for potential debris flows, and formulating a course of action at these locations.
The current schedule, dependent on the path of the fire and prioritized suppression activities, calls for this assessment and analysis plan to be completed by early November.
At this time, the focus will be on fortifying existing drainage infrastructure and working to clear, improve, or develop access to drainage inlets.
A team of Caltrans engineers is also analyzing potential rock fall locations to determine the need for slope scaling in the near future. Additionally, Caltrans structural engineers are assessing bridges within the fire zone.
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, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5
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