HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT IS COMPLETED
NOTE: All work requiring lane closures has been completed. Very little work is left on the hillside clearing debris.
The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge began on Sept. 4, 2012. Completion was scheduled to occur at the end of October. The project is 100% complete. The temporary signal has been removed.
The contractor for this $11 million viaduct project is Golden State Bridge of Martinez, CA.
CALTRANS WISHES TO THANK THE BIG SUR COMMUNITY FOR THEIR PATIENCE DURING THIS PROJECT.
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETED
NOTE: A crane has been set up on the southbound lane of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek to remove the debris from the hillside below the viaduct. All work is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, Nov. 21, weather permitting. In case of rain, work is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 between 7 am and 5 pm with up to 10-minute holds as needed. One way-reversing control with flaggers will be in effect. An update will be provided this Friday, Nov. 22 if work gets cancelled for next week.
There will a crane being set up to remove the debris from the hillside on the northbound lane of Hwy.1 at Rocky Creek on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday Nov. 22 between 7 am and 5 pm with up to 10-minute holds as needed. One way-reversing control with flaggers will be in effect. Otherwise, there will be no day or nighttime work or closures scheduled for next week, from Sunday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 22.
Today’s Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 9 am
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
** UPDATE #51 **
HIGHWAY 1/ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME ROADWORK AND INTERMITTENT OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
SPECIAL ADVANCE NOTIFICATION: THERE WILL BE FOUR, FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES, FROM 11 PM TO 7 AM, STARTING MONDAY, OCT. 14 THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT. 17 (OPENING FRIDAY MORNING) TO REMOVE THE VIADUCT FALSEWORK.
Daytime roadwork on Highway 1 at Rocky Creek continues next week from 7 am to 5 pm Monday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 11, with 10-minute delays as needed.
NOTE: There will be NO OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OR NIGHT ROADWORK next week (Sunday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 10).
Daytime work being performed next week consists of delivery of materials and paving the following week.
NOTE: Through traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed southbound half of the viaduct while work continues on the northbound half.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: THERE WILL BE TWO OVERNIGHT FULL CLOSURES: Monday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 17—from 9 pm to 7 am to pour the east side of the viaduct deck. Tuesday night’s full closure may not be necessary. Caltrans will send an update on Tuesday, Sept. 17 as soon as confirmation is received either way.
THE SCHEDULED OVERNIGHT CLOSURE FOR TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TOMORROW’S (THURSDAY) OVERNIGHT CLOSURE IS STILL SCHEDULED!
Also, thanks to the efforts of Ken Wright, a new procedure is in place for weekends. Dan (the project engineer) plans to have three flaggers on-site every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM until the end of the summer. The flaggers have been instructed to allow the signals to control the traffic as much as possible and provide flagging when the traffic volumes get too high or if the signals malfunction. This strategy is mainly in consideration for worker safety; the less they are exposed to live traffic the safer the situation. The flaggers are employees of the contractor, Golden State Bridge Inc., and the cost is about $8000 per weekend. The money comes from the project’s contingency balance and was authorized by contract modification.