Highway to open tomorrow, Weds. 7/18 at 10 am

•July 17, 2018 • 8 Comments
CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties                                                  
Contact:  Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     
###TRAFFIC ADVISORY###
STATE ROUTE 1/MUD CREEK WILL OPEN TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 BY 10 AM
 
MONTEREY COUNTY– The contractor made great progress in the last several days so final striping and inspection by our crews is underway. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek will RE-OPEN by 10 am tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, nearly 14 months after the massive landslide and emergency repair project.
 
Electronic Message Signs will be changed once the highway is open, also Headquarters Communications and QuickMap will be updated.
 
Our official ribbon-cutting/community celebration remains set for Friday, July 20 at 11 am at the Ragged Point Inn.
 
This $54 million repair included the reconstruction of ¼-mile of new roadway alignment built on the slide material and a compacted embankment at the south and north ends. The new highway extends out towards the ocean upwards of 250 from the original highway. The roadway is 150 to 260 feet above sea level and buttressed with a series of embankments, berms, rocks, netting, culverts and other stabilizing material.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: All roadwork is still not complete at Mud Creek. Travelers may encounter one-way traffic control at times when a lane closure is needed, mostly on weekdays. Also, due to the cuts and work on the embankment and roadway at Mud Creek, it will take about two winters for the new slopes to fully stabilize.
 
The public may learn more about this and other projects by visiting the Caltrans District 5 News Release page at: http://dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm.
 
 
Aerial photo of Mud Creek from today courtesy of John Madonna.
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Camp Fire

•July 17, 2018 • Leave a Comment

12;15 – In the Nacimiento Lake area. 10 acres.  IC and Air Attack placing fixed wing aircraft on load and hold at Paso Robles Air Attack Base. Additional Air Tanker requested out of Porterville has been cancelled.

Tourist Tuesday, 7/17/18

•July 17, 2018 • 5 Comments

I am taking the day off from tourists today in anticipation of the invasion on Friday. (Also I was quite busy reading indictments, complaints, etc. yesterday. Nice to know I am not out of practice.)

Getting pretty for her opening…

•July 16, 2018 • 7 Comments

Mud Creek:

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Wildfire, FHL, 7/15/18

•July 15, 2018 • 5 Comments

There is a 100 acre wildfire on FHL, that started about 2:15 pm. It near the boundary with the LPNF, or “the red zone” as one former FHL FF calls it. Paso Robles sent air attack to it, so hopefully they are dropping on it before it gets to the forest.

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This is WildCAD’s dispatch log:

07/15/2018 14:12 FHL-1894
PFL0GP (1502)
Loop Wildfire San Miguelito Loop and FOB 8J . . . grass 0.1 35 55.950, -121 16.434

 

Photo Sunday, 7/15/18

•July 15, 2018 • 2 Comments

Here are some old (1981) photos of Gray Slip. Some of the material for Mud Creek reconstruction came from here. We will be watching this one this winter, along, of course, with Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide. There are 10, I think, so going with a slide show this Sunday. May you have a peaceful Sunday…

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Highway One Road Conditions, Sat. 7/14/18

•July 14, 2018 • 2 Comments

2:00 pm UPDATE, all clear per a local who came home from town.

There is this:

Incident:  00179   Type:    Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt   Location:   Sr1 / Point Lobos Snr Entrance Rd  Loc Desc:  SB 31453    Lat/Lon:  36.515972 -121.936742   
Detail Information
12:43 PM 6 [15] 1039 MONT COM
12:41 PM 5 [14] VEH IS 20FT OFF RS
12:41 PM 4 [13] DUPE CALLER / PTY TRAPPED IN VEH
12:37 PM 3 [3] O/SIDE
12:37 PM 2 [7] [Appended, 12:39:22] [4] VEH WAS WW THEN OVER SIDE
12:36 PM 1 [6] [Appended, 12:39:22] [3] RP UNABLE TO SEE VEH FRM RDWY

And there is this:

Incident:  00133   Type:    Defective Traffic Signals   Location:   Sr1 / Rio Rd  Loc Desc:  NB 1 AT RIO RD    Lat/Lon:  36.539340 -121.910241   
Detail Information
11:54 AM 2 [7] 1039 ARRIN GALASSI 831-262-2788 WILL CB W/ ETA
11:03 AM 1 [2] VEHS RUNNING THE LIGHT

 

 

 

 
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