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Today’s Date: Tuesday, November 24,2015
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 (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELEPHANT TRUNK PROJECT CONTINUES WITH DAYTIME WORK ONLY—NO MORE OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
FOR NOW ON HIGHWAY 1 NEAR THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTY LINE
SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY COUNTIES – A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway. It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides.
Roadwork continues with daytime work only and takes place Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Construction next week will include the placement of lagging and ground anchors. All local businesses along the coast will remain open during this roadwork. There will be no road work Thanksgiving Day or Friday, Nov. 27.
Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control via a temporary traffic signal 24/7 except during overnight full closures. Traffic delays during the one-way traffic control will be 5-10 minutes.
The contractor for this $9.5 million project is John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo, CA. This project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-17.
HIGHWAY 1/COW CLIFFS VIADUCT PROJECT CONTINUES
MONTEREY COUNTY – A primarily daytime 1/2 -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 began on Aug. 31, Caltrans officials announced today.
There will be no roadwork on Thanksgiving Day or Friday, Nov. 27.
Cow Cliffs will have daytime roadwork next week consisting of drilling to install piles for the viaduct. Up to 10-minute holds may be in effect to ensure the safe delivery of materials. Hwy. 1 at Cow Cliffs will have one-way signalized traffic control 24/7, which is already in place. However, full overnight closures will not take place until approximately December.
The project consists of constructing a permanent viaduct, about five miles north of Lucia and 18 miles south of Big Sur. 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.
The contractor for this $3.9 million project is RGW Construction Inc. of Livermore, CA. Completion is scheduled for fall of 2016, weather permitting.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway
For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm. Motorists can also contact the toll-free hotline from Cambria to Carmel at: 888-836-0866.
Helpful blogs and links:
County Road Closures (information about Nacimiento-Fergusson Road)
California Highway Patrol Incident Information
California Department of Transportation
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