Cal Trans occupies Bixby Bridge today, 10/30/18

Here are some photos Nadine Clark took this am, 10/31/18 at the bridge:

 

And here is one by Ken Ekelund:

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When I drove by today around 12:30 or so, Cal Trans completely blocked off and/or occupied ALL parking places near the bridge, even on the north bound side, all the way around the corner. They also blocked off OCR completely for parking/gawking/stopping. I was driving my huge new Sprinter van by myself, so no way to get photos without stopping in the middle of the road like a tourist. So I didn’t. But if any of you local passengers got a shot, please ship it off to me. You know all my addresses…

I guess after Lisa Krieger’s article last Friday, then the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisrory Council meeting the same day, I guess they heard us.

Also at the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council meeting, Cal Trans announced that if they get an extreme weather advisory from NOAA, they would be locking the gates on both sides of Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek.They haven’t said anything yet, but I’m betting if there is an extreme event, Gray Slip may let go, too. Might not even take an extreme event.  Suzana promised me an official announcement by tomorrow re this gating.

Highway Closure Update, 6/4/18

Basically, nothing has changed. Mud Creek opening still anticipated for mid September, Paul’s Slide continues with one light, traffic signal controlled traffic. Here are this week’s photos:

Two photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Thursday, May 31 and one aerial of Paul’s Slide from yesterday, June 3—courtesy of John Madonna

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Highway One closure update

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Thursday, Jan. 5; photos 4-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) of AC grinding from Wednesday, Jan. 4 .

 

Everything about Mud Creek, Paul’s Slide, and the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge remains unchanged, but additional work is:

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)
Wednesday (1-10) – Grind Deli/Post office parking lot in two sections (1/2 at a time) to keep some parking spaces available.
Thursday (1-11) – Pave the Deli/Post office parking lot.
Friday (1-12) – Pave mainline Hwy 1 from PM 44.8-45.3, which is through the Deli/post office area.

Highway One closure update, 7/24/17

Photos of: 1) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) still showing some activity this morning; 2) Pedestrian Detour Signs at South Turn Around (PM 45–just south of Pfeiffer Canyon; 3) Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) Abutment 1 Work, Platform and Falsework and 4) Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) Launch Falsework at Abutment 2. ( reordered this so number 2 is last for a comparison)

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 24—NO CHANGES

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Here is the pedestrian detour and a comparison of what it looked like a week ago last Friday, when Paul’s Slide was still closed. Glad to see the change, as it was a real challenge to figure out how to get into and out of the handicapped parking spot between the deli and the post office.

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Highway One Closure Update & Photos, 2/6/17

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Photos from this weekend of: 1) Temporary Mesh Netting installed at Big Creek/Cow Cliffs (Sat-PM 28.5); 2) Rock fall at Lucia (Sun-PM 23); Rock fall at Paul’s (Sun-PM 26.10); and Partington Ridge (this am—PM 38.6)

***NEW INFORMATION***

The weekend’s inclement weather gave us various small slides at multiple locations, but thankfully and diligently, we have been able get the roadway clear and provide good news for tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

EFFECTIVE TOMORROW MORNING, TUESDAY, FEB. 7 AT 7 AM (WEATHER PERMITTING):

*DUE TO MORE SLIDE MATERIAL AT PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6), All Motorists may travel north on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.3) or south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Lucia (PM 23).

*If you have been following our updates, you know we have dealt with various challenges, below is the status:

1) Mud Creek (PM 8.8)—continues with drilling taking place and daytime one-way traffic control (flagging). However, slide material continues to come down. Expect 20-30 minute delays.

2) The culvert has been replaced/repaired at PM 14.4 and is no longer covered with steel plates just north of Sand Dollar Beach (PM 13.85).
3) At Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6), although we have a temporary stop sign and eventually a traffic signal—MORE MATERIAL IS COMING DOWN AND THERE IS STILL A FULL CLOSURE AT PAUL’S. (see photo).
4) There was a small slide at Lucia (PM 23) this weekend, but has been cleared. (see photo)

5) Temporary mesh netting took place this Saturday at Big Creek/Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35), allowing the roadway to open at this location. (see photo)

6) There was a slide this morning at Partington Ridge (PM 38.6), necessitating the roadway to close at Fuller’s but has been cleared and will be open to traffic. (see photo).
The roadway is not passable between PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6) and LUCIA (PM 23).

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our Maintenance, Geotech and Construction crews continue to work collaboratively and diligently, as much as safely possible in response to these rock/mudslides.

Another update will be provided on around tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 7 afternoon, or sooner if conditions change.

Susana Z. Cruz nature-flower-blue-motif[1]
Caltrans District 5
Acting Manager
Public Information Office

Highway Closure, Monday 2/6/17

***NEW INFORMATION***

DURING DAYTIME HOURS TODAY, MONDAY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

*DUE TO VARIOUS SMALL SLIDES AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS INCLUDING A NEW ONE AT PARTINGTON (PM 38), Hwy 1 will remain closed from Ragged Pt (SLO 72.87) and extend to Fullers (Mon PM 42) TODAY until clean up and assessment can be made.

*Locals may have limited access.

Another update will be provided later this afternoon, or sooner if conditions change.

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Caltrans District 5

Acting Manager

Public Information Office

Highway Access, 2/3/17

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TWO PHOTOS OF PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6), AND TWO OF MUD CREEK (PM 8.8) RESPECTIVELY, FROM YESTERDAY.

***NEW INFORMATION***

DURING DAYTIME HOURS ONLY:

*All Motorists may travel north on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.3) or south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Dolan Pt. (PM 29.70).

11:30 AM – CORRECTION TO ABOVE:

* Due to the temporary stop sign at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)…
All Motorists may travel north on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to LUCIA (PM 23) or south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Dolan Pt. (PM 29.70).

*We have multiple areas with challenges, the biggest being at:

1) Mud Creek (PM 8.8)—drilling taking place with daytime one-way traffic control (flagging).
2) We have a failed culvert at PM 14.4 but it is now temporarily passable, covered with steel plates, just north of Sand Dollar Beach (PM 13.85).
3) At Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6), we now have a temporary stop sign and one lane accessible to locals only.
4) At Big Creek/Cow Cliffs (28.09/28.35) we have a hard closure due to damaged rock netting and exposed rock fall.

*Locals may travel north today on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to just south of Big Creek Bridge (PM 28)*

The roadway is not passable between Big Creek (PM 28.09) and Dolan Pt. (PM 29.70).

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES: Hwy. 1 will remain closed overnight from Ragged Point (SLO 72.87) to Dolan Pt. (MON. 29.70) .

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our Maintenance, Geotech and Construction crews continue to work collaboratively and diligently, as much as safely possible in response to these rock/mudslides.

Another update will be provided on Monday morning, Feb. 6, or sooner if conditions change.

Cal Trans Update #2, 2/1/17

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Pictures of Mud Creek today, with spring flowing at north end.

A quick update for you:

The drillers are coming tonight to Mud Creek (PM 8.8). They want to determine if the weather is safe for them to be working. They are very busy with slides all over the west and are squeezing us in. If we don’t work with them this week, we may not get them back for months, so construction crews have been instructed to support them and if it is safe to let vehicles through while we are working, then they will. If we start to encounter mud slides, we will shut the roadway down to traffic and do our best to support the drillers, to allow for the road/slide repairs.

Susana Z. Cruz nature-flower-blue-motif[1]
Caltrans District 5
Acting Manager
Public Information Office

Cal Trans Update, 2/1/17

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Mud Creek with new spring on north end

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***NEW INFORMATION***

DURING DAYTIME HOURS ONLY:

*All Motorists may travel north on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.3) or south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Dolan Pt. (PM 29.70).

*We have a failed culvert at 14.4, just north of Sand Dollar Beach (PM 13.85), requiring Caltrans to have daytime one-way traffic control and flagging at three locations: 1) at Mud Creek (PM 8.8), 2) just north of Sand Dollar Beach at PM 14.4 and 3) at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6).

*Locals may travel north today on Hwy. 1 from Cambria to just south of Big Creek Bridge (PM 28)*

The roadway is not passable between Big Creek (PM 28.09) and Dolan Pt. (PM 29.70).

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES: Hwy. 1 will remain closed overnight from Ragged Point (SLO 72.87) to Dolan Pt. (MON. 29.70) and also if it is raining, due to the instability of the rock/mud slides.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our Maintenance and Geotech crews have been working diligently, clearing, cleaning, and scaling as much as safely possible in response to these rock/mudslides.

Another update will be provided tomorrow noontime, Thursday, Feb. 2, or sooner if conditions change.

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Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/
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Cal Trans provides lengthy analysis of several trouble spots

Thank you, Susana, this is very thoughtful and informative. I, for one, really appreciate it.

Good morning everyone,

Our noontime update for all Hwy. 1 is coming; however, this is a much lengthier explanation from Geotech/Maintenance Design for you as locals…that may “see” the roadway better than it actually is.

From the south, then:

PM 8.9 is very rough. The pavement has heaved up like very large speed bumps, at three distinct spots. This will be a challenge for any low riding vehicles. This location has only dirt haul work going on today into early next week when we will have a driller on site taking up one lane, under one way traffic, controlled by flaggers. Keeping in mind that if it is raining, we will not be on site. Also, possibly middle of next week, pipe culvert materials may be arriving for replacing the two failed culverts at the southerly end of Mud Creek landslide. This will require excavation of what could be a rocky fill to get to the old culverts. They are about 8 feet deep, but the possibility for rocks in the fill might make it difficult to span the excavation with steel plates and allow for vehicle passages during these 2-day operations (for each cross culvert). Again, we do not yet have these culvert pipes on site yet and they could be arriving later than next week, so we will keep you posted on that. Drilling is expected to take 6 days, once it begins and weather permitting. They have delayed their start a couple of times and as of my latest info, we are expecting them to being Tuesday, 7Feb2016

PM 14.4, Culvert replacement JNO Sand Dollar is starting today. This too is a shallow culvert and we expect to be done here by the end of this week, weather permitting. Flagging is protecting the work here and steel plates are on site to allow for vehicles to go through. If all goes well, this should be a three day operation.

PM 21.6, Paul’s slide has only one lane available to traffic. We are supposed to have one way traffic controlled by flaggers today and each day the crews are working. The dirt haul from Mud Creek is to Willow ck. and I believe they are also moving spoils from Paul’s slide to willow ck., too.

PM 28.3, Cow Cliff has a large hole in the rock fall netting. The pavement has been repaired and most of the slide material has been moved off of the surface of the travel way, so the road appears to be open. However, with the netting down and more weather coming, we are offering no assurances that more rocks and material will not come down onto the road. There is hard closure at Dolan Pt. (for southbound traffic) and Maintenance is supposed to have placed one at the Big Creek Bridge (for the northbound). To clarify our delay in starting work here, the chute above the damaged netting cannot be scaled, as we’ve done at other sites. It is outside of what would be considered okay for worker safety. The materials for this repair are being ordered now and this highly technical installation will begin as soon as materials begin arriving. The contractor is standing by.

On last reminder, if it is raining we will not be on site. There is too much unstable material above and below the roadway at mud creek and at Paul’s slide. The road will be closed during rain from Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) to Dolan Pt. (PM 29.7)

Susana Z. Cruz nature-flower-blue-motif[1]
Caltrans District 5
Acting Manager
Public Information Office