Cow Cliffs Project to begin 8/24

And even MORE Overnight closures are in our future!

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1/COW CLIFFS VIADUCT PROJECT BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 24

MONTEREY COUNTY –A primarily daytime ½-mile project to construct a viaduct along Hwy. 1 near Lucia from south of Big Creek Bridge to South of Dolan Creek Bridge, 18 miles south of Big Sur will begin on Monday, Aug. 24, Caltrans officials announced today.

Hwy. 1 at Cow Cliffs will have one-way signalized traffic control 24/7, which is already in place. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. However, full overnight closures will not take place until approximately December, after the Elephant Trunk Retaining Wall overnight closures have been completed.

The project consists of constructing a permanent viaduct, about five miles north of Lucia and 18 miles south of Big Sur. Completion is scheduled for fall of 2016, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates. ALL BUSINESSES ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST WILL REMAIN OPEN.

In order to minimize traffic impact as part of the project, there will be advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses via a traffic hotline, electronic message signs and email updates.

CT Project at Cow Cliffs

Today’s Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
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 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC COMMENT BEGINS TODAY ON HIGHWAY 1 VIADUCT PROJECT

MONTEREY COUNTY – The public may review an Initial Study with a Proposed Negative Declaration for a project to construct a 175-foot long viaduct along Hwy. 1 in Monterey County, just north of the Big Creek Bridge at the following locations:

· Caltrans District 5 Office, 50 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo weekdays from 8 am until 4:30 pm.

· Cambria Library, 900 Main Street in Cambria.

· The Henry Miller Memorial Library, 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur.

· http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects

This project would include a viaduct that would span a damaged section of the embankment of Hwy. 1. The public may submit written comments until May 21 to Matt Fowler, Senior Environmental Planner, California Department of Transportation, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401 or email to Matt.C.Fowler@dot.ca.gov .

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

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Monterey County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-568-0858 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm