|Date:||Friday, October 20, 2023|
|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|
CALTRANS BEGINS HIGHWAY 1 PROJECT TO REMOVE LOGJAM
ON BIG SUR RIVER NEAR FERNWOOD
MONTEREY COUNTY – A project to clear a logjam from the Big Sur River along Highway 1 in Big Sur began this week at Post Mile 47.8, near St. Francis of the Redwoods Church and just north of Fernwood Resort.
Construction activities will take place seven days a week with extended shifts in an effort to clear the logjam in advance of higher river flows this winter.
Travelers will encounter only intermittent traffic control at this location with occasional delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
Caltrans has been mission tasked by the California Office of Emergency Services to perform this work.
The contractor for this $800,000 project is Blaze Engineering of Big Sur, CA. Weather permitting, this project is expected to be completed by November 16.
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/
A project to clear logs and woody debris from the Big Sur River near Fernwood at Post Mile 47.8 started this week and is expected to continue through mid-November.
Public Information Officer
Caltrans District 5
50 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo CA 93401