Mud Creek to open by 3:30 today

Photos 1 and 2 of Mud Creek show grouting the cracks to minimize water intrusion and slide displacement above the roadway looking north. Photo 3: shows Paul’s Slide huge boulder before it’s blasted and 4) Video of boulder blasting at Paul’s Slide.

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Today’s Date: March 8, 2019 at 11:30 am

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

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**UPDATE #3–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK TO RE-OPEN BY 3:30 PM TODAY AND PAUL’S SLIDE RE-OPENED YESTERDAY; MUD CREEK MAY INCLUDE TRAFFIC CONTROL

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits again earlier today. Contractor and Caltrans crews have been busy clearing slide material, repairing and paving the roadway to make it traversable for public traffic. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek will re-open today, Friday, March 8 by 3:30 pm; Hwy. 1 at Paul’s Slide re-opened yesterday. (See photos attached). Motorists may encounter traffic control at Mud Creek over the weekend.

NOTE: Our maintenance crews will monitor this location over the weekend and notify us if the movement accelerates or site conditions change. In which case, an update will be provided.

Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.

Susana Z. Cruz, Caltrans District 5, Public Information Officer

48 hour notice on highway closure

Today’s Date: March 3, 2019

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

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**48-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

POTENTIAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received notification from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that there is a significant storm arriving in approximately 48-hours for the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is for travelers to be ready in the event the roadway needs to be closed due to a predicted significant storm and allow time for them to prepare for the closure including stocking up on necessary supplies and making plans.

NOTE: At the 24-hour mark, an updated traffic advisory will be sent, either confirming the full closure or providing additional information. These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately.

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Closure of Highway One tonight at 5 pm

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE TODAY AT 5 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm will reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area this evening. The Highway 1 closure, for traveler safety, will include the areas of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide, closing today, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5 pm until further notice. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

The closure initiation process will begin at 3 PM with Electronic Message Signs activated and both sets of gates (Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide) closed by 5 pm today.  Storm activity is currently forecast through the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwy’s. 101, 68, 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—we currently anticipate this to be Thursday, Feb. 28.  Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: Both Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will close today. An update will be provided by mid-day Thursday, Feb. 28 or sooner.

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24 hour Highway Closure Notice

Today’s Date: February 25, 2019

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

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**24-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE AT 5 PM TUESDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm is in the forecast for this week including the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is to inform the public to be prepared for preemptive closure of the roadway scheduled for 5 pm Tuesday, Feb. 26 due to a significant storm. A final notice will be sent just prior to the roadway closing. Caltrans will have our Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during daylight hours when the storm ends and it is safe to be onsite again.

 

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed. No one, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees will be allowed access until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

 

NOTE: These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately–both locations will close at 5 pm Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Highway One expanded closure continues

UPDATE #1–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

CALTRANS CONTINUES WITH TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 WITH CLOSURE LIMITS THAT INCLUDE MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY —The southern limits of the closure of Highway 1 will remain from Ragged Point (PM SLO 72.87) to Mud Creek (PM Mon 8.9) and the northern limits at Paul’s Slide (PM MON 21.6) due to heavy rainfall and slide activity in the area.   Highway 1 will remain closed at these two locations until further notice.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwys. 101, 68 and 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—at this time, the forecast shows the storm is stretching into Sunday, Feb. 17th with the possibility of thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall, so we plan to begin assessments on Saturday morning, Feb. 16th. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

An update will be provided by 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 16th after assessments have been made.

Photos of Mud Creek taken 2/14/19

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Highway One to be fully open at 4 pm today

UPDATE #8–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

HWY. 1 FULLY REOPENS WITH PAUL’S SLIDE OPENING AT 4 PM TODAY; MUD CREEK REOPENED YESTERDAY AT 4 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits earlier today. Contractor and Caltrans crews are busy cleaning and clearing slide material from the roadway. As a result, Highway 1 fully reopens with Paul’s Slide opening at 4 pm today, Wednesday, Feb. 6; Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek reopened to thru traffic yesterday, Feb. 5 at 4 pm.

Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.

Photos of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from yesterday, Feb. 5, show big boulder (left) and its removal (middle). Last pic shows several large boulders remain on top of hillside (right), which are being worked on today.

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Highway One Closure Update

Today’s Date: February 5, 2019 at 2 pm

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

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**UPDATE #7–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

HWY. 1 AT PAUL’S TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW AT 4 PM; SECTION OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK SLIDE WILL REOPEN AT 4 PM TODAY

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits earlier today. Contractor and Caltrans crews are busy cleaning and clearing slide material from the roadway. As a result, Highway 1 will remain closed to through traffic until tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4pm due to heavy mud and boulders on the roadway. However, section of Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek will fully reopen to thru traffic by 4 pm today, Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Motorists will encounter a flagging operation tomorrow with one-way reversing traffic control at Mud Creek to allow for Caltrans to continue roadwork in this area.

Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.

More pictures will follow as our crews onsite are out of cell service. An update is tentatively scheduled for mid-morning tomorrow, weather and progress dependent

Highway One to open at 10 am, 1/18/19

**UPDATE #5–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

CALTRANS REOPENS TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all areas within the closure limits yesterday.  Crews continue cleaning and clearing the roadway from slide activity (rocks and mud), especially at Mud Creek. See photos below. Highway 1, including Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will fully reopen at 10 am today, Friday, Jan. 18.

Motorists will encounter a flagging operation today with one-way reversing traffic control at the south end of Mud Creek to allow for Caltrans to continue roadwork in this area.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when each storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7

(These photos are from a couple of days ago and previously published yesterday.)

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Highway One continues to be closed, 1/17/19

Photos of most active slides during these storms: Mud Creek, Paul’s Slide, Cow Cliffs, JPB Vista and Extended Closure Map are all attached. (Ed note: Cow Cliffs is generally below Mining Ridge, which received the greatest rainfall of any place reported by NWS Bay Area at over 10” in 48 hours.) First two are Mud Creek,  next 3 are Paul’s Slide, then Cow Cliffs, then up by JPB Turnout.02c55a00-6bc1-42ed-acf1-4316116dfaab275ca98a-e9b5-4740-aa5c-a8115860758965e4ef8f-4e17-4450-8fbd-d6f3b59651685aba8dc3-3b01-40e9-bbaf-e9adce22c2883fa66d54-c1bd-4c33-bdaf-523b1e7ef402cbcbcf85-b428-4a7e-8e19-649229be14387aa91f1b-6e20-49e9-9956-c12f157d25e2eb148465-ccb0-4209-8a22-42254aae129a 

Today’s Date: January 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm

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

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

**UPDATE #4–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

CALTRANS CONTINUES WITH TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 WITH EXTENDED CLOSURE LIMITS THAT INCLUDE MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

 

MONTEREY COUNTY —The limits of the closure of Highway 1 will continue from Ragged Point (PM SLO 72.87) to the south and were extended yesterday north from Paul’s Slide (PM MON 21.6)

to Deetjen’s/Fullers (MON PM 42) due to heavy rainfall and significant slide activity in the area.  Highway 1 will remain closed between these two locations until further notice.

 

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwys. 101, 68 and 46.

 

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and when it is safe to be onsite again—Crews inspected all areas earlier today and found various slides along the Hwy. 1 limits. Caltrans maintenance crews and contractor John Madonnaare performing herculean efforts to repair and clear the roadway as quickly as possible—please refer to attached photos from today. A final assessment of the roadway conditions and progress is anticipated to take place in the morning tomorrow, Friday Jan. 18. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

 

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

 

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

 

An update will be provided mid-morning tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 18th.

 

Highway Closure Update

First two are Paul’s Slide, last one is Mud Creek.

Per CHP Website (FYI 10-10 is off duty)

Incident:  00256   Type:    CLOSURE of a Road   Location:   Sr1 / Fullers Pt  Loc Desc:  FULLERS POINT, MM 42.15    Lat/Lon:  36.208375 -121.737859   
Detail Information
3:46 PM 2 [2] PER CT SUP, MAY SHUT RD DOWN HERE WHEN CREWS GO 1010
3:46 PM 1 [1] MODERATE RAIN AND FOG IN AREA

CALTRANS CONTINUES WITH TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the third and largest significant storm is forecast to reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area around mid-day today, Wednesday, Jan. 16.   Highway 1 at Mud Creek and Paul’s Slides will remain closed until further notice.

Heavy storm activity is forecast through Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Businesses along Big Sur Coast Hwy. 1 remain open, accessible via Hwys. 101, 68 and 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite againwe anticipate this to be on Friday morning, Jan. 18 or sooner if conditions allow. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.