Highway One Conditions near Ragged Point

Today’s Date:  Friday, October 11, 2019

District:  05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

Contact:           Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:              (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 TRAFFIC CONTROL NEAR RAGGED POINT CONTINUES NEXT WEEK/NO OVERNIGHT FULL CLOSURES PLANNED

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – A project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and Ragged Point will continue the week of Sunday Oct. 13.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control for the installation of K-rail and a 24/7 traffic signal beginning Monday, Oct. 14 with roadwork taking place Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 6 pm and on Fridays from 6 am until 2 pm

Electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public. This signal will allow traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion.

No full overnight closures of Highway 1 are anticipated next week.

This $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

Overnight Closures of Highway One to begin Sunday

Today’s Date:  Tuesday, October 2, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

Contact:           Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:              (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 OVERNIGHT CLOSURES NEAR RAGGED POINT RESUME THIS SUNDAY

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The full overnight closures of Highway 1 near Ragged Point will resume on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 pm and will resume each overnight through Friday morningOct. 11 from 9 pm until 5 am.  

The installation of K-rail and a 24/7 traffic signal will begin October 13 with roadwork Monday through Thursday from 6 am until 6 pm and on Fridays from 6 am until 2 pm.  Electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public. This signal will allow traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion.

This project includes the construction of a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and Ragged Point.  The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

Overnight Closures to resume at Polar Star

UPDATE: THE FULL CLOSURES WILL BEGIN AT 9 PM UNTIL 5 AM NEXT WEEK

Today’s Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

Contact:           Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:              (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES TO RESUME ON HIGHWAY 1 FOR VIADUCT AND RETAINING WALL PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 1 NEAR RAGGED POINT

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Caltrans will continue work on a project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and Ragged Point with full overnight closures beginning next week to allow for drilling.

These full overnight highway closures will begin Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9 pm until 5 am and continue through Friday morning October 4.

A 24/7 traffic signal is expected to be installed the week of October 6 with roadwork scheduled Monday through Thursday with traffic control from 7 am until 4 pm and from 7 am until 2 pm on Fridays.  This signal will allow traffic to move in each direction until project completion. Electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public.

The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

Arthritis Foundation Bike Ride on Central Coast

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

                         Cruz Counties

Contact:          Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:             (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST

CENTRAL COAST – The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties beginning Saturday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 27 in the following locations:

Saturday, Sept. 21:  The cyclists will enter Santa Cruz County via Highway 1 and complete their day at Natural Bridges Elementary School in Santa Cruz.

Sunday, Sept. 22:  The cyclists will leave Santa Cruz and use portions of Highway 1 before arriving at the Veterans Memorial Campground in Monterey County. 

Monday, Sept. 23:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Monterey to Big Sur in Monterey County.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: The cyclists will use Highway 1 from Big Sur to Cambria Highway in San Luis Obispo County.

Wednesday, Sept. 25:  The cyclists will use portions of Highway 1 from Cambria ending their day at the Oceano Dunes Campground in San Luis Obispo County.

Thursday, Sept. 26: The cyclists will use portions of US 101, Hwy. 154 and Hwy. 246 from Oceano to Buellton in Santa Barbara County.

Friday, Sept. 27: The cyclists will use State Route 246 in Buellton and US 101 to travel from Santa Barbara to Ventura County.  Law enforcement will be located along the route to ensure the safety of motorists, participants and pedestrians.  Motorists are advised to ‘Share the Road’.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Cruz 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  or the event website at: https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=2575&eventID=745

FYI, the bicyclists will be camping at Pfeiffer State Park on the 23rd, so take that into consideration for any highway plans you have those two days in Big Sur.

Sustainable Destination Stewardship Plan for Big Sur

Big Sur Sustainable Destination Stewardship Plan Update
And A Request for Input

Dear Big Sur Community Members,

Many thanks to all the community members who participated in meeting with Costas Christ of Beyond Green Travel during his visit in August.  CABS has now entered into a contract with Beyond Green Travel to move forward on a Destination Stewardship Plan for Big Sur. To learn more about this process, go to the “Initiatives” page on our website.

An important component of this work is collecting data on traffic.  CABS is coordinating with traffic engineers, Cal Trans and TAMC to consolidate existing data sets and reports on traffic volume as a preliminary step to establish where we are going in terms of gathering data for overall vehicle impact on the Highway. 

Residents from up and down the coast have expressed that capturing traffic counts in real time, 24-7, 365 days a year for multiple years is an important place to start. Three locations stand out as initial gathering locations: Mal Paso Creek Bridge, Nacimiento Rd and Highway 1 intersection and the southern county line. 

We believe that the residents who travel the highway on a regular basis may have insights that could inform the scope of this study. You can help us with the following question. Aside from these 3 locations, above, where else along the Highway or side roads would data on traffic volume be of value?

Please email your input on this question to info@cabigsur.org

Thanks!
CABS

Best Buddies Bike ride this Saturday

Today’s Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

                         Cruz Counties

Contact:          Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

14th ANNUAL BEST BUDDIES CHALLENGE BICYCLE RIDE COMES TO THE CENTRAL COAST THIS SATURDAY

CENTRAL COAST – The 13th Annual Best Buddies Challenge Bicycle Ride will include the use of Highway 1 on Saturday, Sept. 7 beginning at the Quail Lodge on Carmel Valley Road at 7 am and finish at the Hearst Ranch Warehouse on San Simeon Road.

This event will include three additional starts at the Big Sur Station at 8:30 am, at Sand Dollar State Park at 10 am and at Ragged Point at 11 am.  

Traffic control for this non-competitive ride will include rolling closures by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as the riders continue in a southerly direction. 

All riders will be off the road by 4 pm.

Electronic Message Boards will be posted alerting motorists to ‘Share the Road’ with cyclists.  Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. 

Caltrans reminds motorists to be aware of these cyclists and any support vehicles.  For more information regarding this event, please visit the Best Buddies Challenge website at: https://www.bestbuddieschallenge.org/hc/

                                    BEST BUDDIES ROUTE MAP BELOW

For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318

or visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

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Two cars went off Big Creek Bridge

I originally erroneously reported Bixby Bridge, as that is line 4, but it appears it is actually Big Creek.

What we all feared has finally happened. One patient in critical condition.

Incident: 00163 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: 59080 Sr1 Loc Desc: SR1 AND BIG CREEK Lat/Lon: 36.067317 -121.595201 

Detail Information
12:52 PM16[40] [Notification] [CHP]-PER S2, INQ W/ UNIT IF WE ARE GOING TO NEED AN EVIDENCE TOW [Shared]
12:50 PM15[39] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 CALIFORNIA 424-8615
12:49 PM14[38] PER MTRY COM, STARTING A HELI FOR 1 CRITICAL PATIENT / FIRE 97
12:41 PM13[33] 1039 27-L2, VIA LL
12:39 PM12[31] A27-014 VEHS LANEDED ON ANOTHER RD, ACCESSIBLE
12:39 PM11[30] A27-014 REQ 2 1185 FBS
12:38 PM10[29] A27-014 2 VEH 1181 AT THIS TIME / STILL ASSESSING
12:07 PM9[25] 1039 MONTCOM / LINE 24
12:07 PM8[24] A27-014 HEAVY TRAFF AT BIXBY / DOWN TO 1 LN / REQ 1141 BE ADVSD
12:03 PM7[22] [Notification] [CHP]-[17] SV WENT INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO PASS VEHS AND HIT HEAD ON W/ THE NISS [Shared]
12:02 PM6[18] THE NISS WAS FORCED OF THE ROAD THROUGH A GATE AND OVER THE CLIFF INTO A DITCH
12:01 PM5[17] SV WENT INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO PASS VEHS AND HIT HEAD ON W/ THE NISS
11:58 AM4[5] 14 FRM BIXBY BRIDGE
11:57 AM3[10] [Appended, 11:59:38] [2] TWO VEHS WENT OFF BRIDGE
11:57 AM2[9] [Appended, 11:59:38] [1] NEAR BIG CREEK BRIDGE
11:56 AM1[4] ONE VEH LANDED ON A CLIFF, OTHER ONE LANDED ON A ROAD NR THE BOTTOM OF CLIFF
Unit Information

Vehicle over cliff — Big Sur

Sunday morning update: The driver of the vehicle has not been found and the search was called off as of 10 pm last night.

Here is an update:

Detail Information.
7:13 PM12[32] B27-068 1097 W/H70 NEG VISUAL ON VEH – UNK IF OCCPD
6:52 PM11[28] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 CALIFORNIA TOW HD 831-424-8615
6:45 PM10[25] [Notification] [CHP]-PER MTYCOM/ NOW POSS WATER RESCUE / STATE PARKS 97 / SUBJ IN WATER WAVING THEIR ARMS / UNK IF FISHERMAND OR OCCPT OF THE VEH / COAST GAURD IS STARTING [Shared

Incident: 00367 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: 55000 Sr1 Loc Desc: SR1 Lat/Lon: 36.125445 -121.637867 

Vehicle over Cliff about 100 ft down — this is near Esalen.

Detail Information
6:26 PM6[15] H70 ABOUT TO LIFT OFF, WILL ADVS ETA WHEN IN THE AIR
6:25 PM5[13] 1039 AIR OPS, ENRT NOW
6:23 PM4[10] MONTEREY COMM HAS FIRE ENRT, REQ H70 IF AVAILABLE
6:15 PM3[6] 1039 S4/ CPD
6:14 PM2[3] RED VEHICLE

Reminder – Overnight Closure of Highway One begins tonight

Today’s Date:  Monday, August 12, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa 

                         Cruz Counties

Contact:           Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 VIADUCT PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT TO RESULT IN FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Highway 1 will be closed from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn beginning Monday, August 12 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am.

These overnight full highway closures will continue each week, Sunday night through Friday morning to allow for the construction of the foundation of a viaduct. This work is anticipated to last up to four weeks. Emergency vehicles and local residents will maintain access during these overnight closures.

Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control within the project limits on Monday, August 12 from 5 am until 4 pm and from 6 am until 4 pm on Fridays.

These highway closures and traffic control is part of an emergency project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point.  

A temporary traffic signal is scheduled to be activated in late August or early September allowing traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion.  Electronic message boards will alert the public.

The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA.  It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. 

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo 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