Bixby Bridge Repair work MAY be extended

REPAIR WORK AT BIXBY BRIDGE MAY EXTEND

TO CLOSE HIGHWAY 1 FRIDAY OVERNIGHT 

MONTEREY COUNTY – Overnight work on the Bixby Bridge which was scheduled to end Friday April 1 at 6 am, may be extended in order to complete repair work on the bridge structure. Whether the extra night of work will be required will not be known until Friday morning when an update will be provided. In the event that Friday overnight work is needed, Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge would close from Friday April 1 at 11 pm to Saturday April 2 at 6 am.

The confirmed closures this week are as follows:

Wednesday March 30        10 pm to 6 am

Thursday March 31            10 pm to 6 am

On Friday morning April 1, an update will be provided as to whether an extra night of work is needed to complete repairs to the bridge structure. In the event that Friday overnight work is needed, the schedule for the closure of Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge would be as follows:

Friday April 1                     11 pm to 6 am

Again, an update will be provided via press release and social media the morning of Friday April 1 as to whether or not the Friday overnight of work is needed.

Note: Due to the use of a large crane and other heavy equipment on the bridge during the closure, the roadway would take at least 30 minutes to reopen for emergency vehicles.

Caltrans is working closely with the California Highway Patrol to coordinate traffic control and emergency response during closure hours.

In case of an emergency requiring travel across the Bixby Bridge during the hours of the closures, residents and all travelers are advised to call 911

There is no detour for this closure and traffic control will direct motorists to return along Highway 1 in the direction from which they came.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the closure area.

These closures are necessary for contracted maintenance crews to perform repairs and inspections on the bridge support for the safety of all travelers.