Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 41
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    11,666

    Default

    Oh boy ! When it rains it pours as they say. Not too serious hopefully, as they plan to have it re-opened within hours. [Fingers crossed]

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default

    Not looking too good now............

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default

    The Limekiln slide has been cleared, but now there's another slide closing the road 2 miles south of Gorda. This has left about 50 miles of highway only accessible by the Nacimiento-Fergusson road or helicopter. The new slide should be cleared in a few days.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default

    The Gorda slide area is now open from 7am to 7pm. At the collapse north of Big Sur, they are escorting pedestrians and bicycles across at 7am and 4pm.

    Up north, US-101 is closed by a slide north of Garberville. Caltrans is hoping to open it to daytime one-way traffic with 1 hour delays sometime Monday. Apparently the slide is 200 yards wide and it has buckled the pavement. There is no good alternate for this one other than I-5, the mountain roads in the area are unpaved, covered with snow, and have their own slides to deal with.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    11,666

    Unhappy Target is.......

    One lane to be open with traffic control with possible size/weight restrictions, but not until the end of April !


    Vertical nail installation for the roadbed retaining wall is 70% done and should be fully complete by the end of tomorrow, March 31. Horizontal nails will then be installed. This site is an active construction zone and the slope remains unstable so the roadway is unsafe for public access. Inclement weather and geologic instability continue to be a factor in roadwork progress.

    ˇCHP is on site at both slides to secure the area and ensure public safety.

    ˇCommunity officials continue coordinating with Caltrans and CHP to provide limited helicopter shuttle service from Rocky Point restaurant to Little Sur River Bridge which began Monday @ 10 am.

    ˇNext goal will be to provide convoyed vehicle access across the northbound lane, but no ETA is available at this time.

    ˇIt is anticipated that there may be a 5-ton restriction for all vehicles, once the northbound lane is re-opened to vehicle traffic. This is critical for all businesses to be aware of since it may preclude many motor homes, passenger buses and most delivery trucks from using this part of the highway. There may be additional vehicle length and trailer restrictions as well, pending further analysis by Caltrans traffic engineers.

    ˇCompletion time for providing vehicle access with signal light control on the northbound lane is now estimated to be at the end of April.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default

    I can add to that - it looks like the single lane with 5 ton limit may be in effect for about a YEAR according to a local Big Sur blog. That sounds to me like they may have to reroute the whole highway around the slip area.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    10,579

    Default Oh boy

    I'm really familiar with that slide area... Re-routing the highway would be a nearly impossible task -- even in a period of economic prosperity and in these days.... that cost is mind-boggling....

    Mark

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default Another one.......

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/cali...nclick_check=1

    The N-F Road is the only way in and out of Big Sur again.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    10,579

    Default Yikes....

    That must really be tough on the local merchants!

    Mark

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Joplin MO
    Posts
    10,108

    Default Very interesting...

    http://slo.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=53239

    Source: Caltrans

    (1) Geologic instability and more debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (PM 7) have required the roadway to be closed in both directions for at least a month. Alder Creek is south of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Caltrans and the CHP advise against any unnecessary travel. THIS AREA OF HIGHWAY 1 CONTINUES TO BE EXTREMELY UNSTABLE; OUR CREWS AND CONTRACTORS ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORING AND CLEARING THE AREA OF DIRT, MUD AND ROCK FROM DAWN UNTIL DUSK. Opening date will be refined as production becomes known.

    (2) Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (Post Mile 60.5) will OPEN for all traffic without any weight or length restrictions from 5 pm on Saturday, April 16 through 8 am on Sunday, April 17. Hwy. 1 will then OPEN each night at this location from 8 pm until 8 am the following morning. One-way reversing traffic control will be in effect. This will continue until all temporary repairs at Rocky Creek are finished. Work is scheduled to be completed the first week of May.
    Alder Creek slide:

    http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/6...-1+Debris+.jpg

Similar Threads

  1. Pacific Coast Highway
    By scotishbob in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-12-2011, 01:08 PM
  2. Pacific Coast Highway
    By Tubedog13 in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 04:27 PM
  3. Pacific Coast Highway
    By Henry82 in forum Spring RoadTrips
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-07-2008, 12:40 AM
  4. Pacific Coast Highway
    By Appledad in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2007, 11:14 AM
  5. Pacific Coast Highway - Another Q
    By Raj Mehta in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-22-2006, 09:29 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

  • MORE TO EXPLORE