|Date:||Friday February 24, 2023|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Kevin Drabinski or Alexa Bertola|
|Phone:||(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DELINEATORS INSTALLED ON HIGHWAY 1 NEAR BIXBY BRIDGE
TO PROMOTE PARKING SAFETY
MONTEREY COUNTY – Travelers on Highway 1 at the southbound approach to the Bixby Bridge will encounter flexible delineators near the shoulder of the road placed there to encourage single file parallel parking at this popular viewpoint.
Double parking, partial parking in the roadway, backing up into oncoming traffic, and other unsafe driving behaviors at this location, have previously created multiple conflict points for those travelling through on both the southbound and northbound lanes.
These flexible delineators are intended to reduce these conflict points and help maintain the flow of traffic through the area.
Caltrans anticipates positive results from the installation of these flexible delineators and will continue to assess parking issues at the Bixby Bridge in the coming months.
Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.