Highway One repair at Pajaro Bridges

Date:Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
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





MONTEREY / SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES – Lane closures are set to begin on Highway 1 where it crosses the Pájaro River as repairs to bridges damaged by recent storms get underway.

Beginning Thursday March 23, travelers on southbound Highway 1 will encounter a 24/7 closure of the #2 (right) lane which will begin just south of Riverside Drive in Watsonville. Additional closure of the northbound lanes may also be necessary.

During different phases of these repairs, travelers can also expect intermittent overnight closures of both southbound lanes. Dates and times for these full closures will be announced in advance.

These bridge repairs are expected to be completed by May 20.

Crews will place slurry and reconstruct the slopes around the bridge supports and foundation piles which were exposed when water flow from an upstream levee breach eroded embankment material.

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.

Our crews deserve to get home safely too.

Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

Traveler information at: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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Kevin Drabinski

Public Information Officer

Caltrans District 5

50 Higuera St.

San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Office: 805.549.3138

Cell: 805.748.1858

TTY 711

Non-Storm related — LPNF hiring

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2023      

Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841


Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Los Padres National Forest hiring permanent

positions in recreation and trails

SOLVANG, Calif.— The Los Padres National Forest is hiring for several permanent recreation and trail positions with multiple duty locations available. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply now.

Recreation and trails positions on the Los Padres National Forest seek candidates who have an interest and passion for outdoor recreation and public service. Open positions include jobs in recreation, campground operations, and trail maintenance. The U.S. Forest Service is accepting applications through March 30, 2023, on USAjobs with positions available at multiple locations including King City, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Frazier Park, and Solvang, California.

Visit the Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lpnf/about-forest/jobs for more information about applying for open recreation positions on the Los Padres National Forest or contact Ranger District staff listed below:

Monterey Ranger District

Chevene Simmons

Chevene.simmons@usda.gov, 805-325-0992

Santa Lucia Ranger District

Alicia Sanchez Scott

Alicia.sanchezscott@usda.gov, 805-450-8369

Santa Barbara Ranger District

Rachel Clancy

Rachel.clancy@usda.gov, 805-724-0093

Ojai Ranger District

Tim Short

Timothy.short@usda.gov, 831-206-2129

Mt. Pinos Ranger District

Ari Songer

Ariana.songer@usda.gov, 661-777-2131