Big Sur Information

•October 1, 2016 • 77 Comments

READ THIS FIRST!!

I AM NO LONGER ANSWSERING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE SOMETHING IS ON HIGHWAY ONE OR WHETHER SOMEONE CAN GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B. TWO VERY HARD WORKING VOLUNTEERS CREATED MAPS TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FOR YOU. CHECK THE SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT UNDER BIG SUR INTERACTIVE SLIDE MAPS; ROAD CONDITION LINKS TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION; OR WINTER CONDITIONS. THERE ARE SOME EXCELLENT LINKS TO INFORMATION AVAILABLE THERE. IF YOU DON’T SEE A SIDEBAR, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND CLICK ON “VIEW FULL SITE.”

Scroll through the side bar and get familiar with it. You might be pleasantly surprised at all the information available to you there. I try to keep these links up-to-date (but I admit I am behind with the change of our representatives), particularly the ones that are seasonal such as weather/road conditions or fires.

New page of Interactive Highway Map with Mile Markers and slide names is to the right, under “Pages” first one *Big Sur Interactive Maps… if the following link doesn’t work. *Big Sur Interactive Slide Maps

MY DIRECT EMAIL IS: kwnovoa@mac.com

(Size for any header photos you may wish to submit it is 760×151 pixels.)

Old Coast Road Photos

•February 22, 2017 • 5 Comments

By Zosia Considine at about 1.5-ish miles from Bixby

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Unemployment Relief

•February 22, 2017 • 1 Comment

From the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce:

This will help expedite your unemployment relief.
After going back and forth with EDD this is going to be the best approach for Big Sur unemployed residents to go through the process. By taking the approach below it will expedite the process, yet will still take 2-3 weeks. Can you send this out to the Big Sur business community?

For claims with the EDD (Economic Development Department), there is a little bit of information EDD requires in order to process your claim. Here is the list of things needed from each individual filling out a claim:
Name
Address
Phone Number
Email
Social Security Number
Employer
Wage
Last Day of Work
Why you are no longer working?
Additionally, it is important that you indicate that you live in Monterey County and that Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency for your county. The quickest way for you to submit a claim would be to either call the Employment Development Department at (800) 300-5616 or email and forward Jasper Hall, Field Representative in Senator Bill Monning’s office. His email is jasper.hall@sen.ca.gov.

Please give me a call if you have any questions or concerns.

Best,
Toby Uptain-Villa
Field Representative, Senator William W. Monning
99 Pacific Street, Suite 575F
Monterey, CA 93940
P: (831) 657-6315 | F: (831) 657-6320
http://sd17.senate.ca.gov/

Photos of Palo Colorado Canyon

•February 22, 2017 • 5 Comments

These were taken yesterday, Tuesday, 2/21/17 by Jon Zobler:

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Limited Highway Opening, South, Fri. 2/24/17

•February 22, 2017 • 1 Comment

As per Caltrans, Susana Cruz District 5 PIO , Highway 1 will be open south from Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to San Luis Obispo, to allow for local access and local resupply. Pending confirmation from Caltrans, it is currently anticipated that access will be provided from 12 PM to 5 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017, and from 7 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Access will then be closed until upcoming weekend weather event passes and Caltrans has opportunity to reevaluate road conditions.

Key points:

· Main concern point is Paul’s Slide location – due to narrow road bed and delicate condition of area, no articulated vehicles, semis, tractor trailers or vehicles in excess of 30’ will be provided access. Small propane and fuel trucks will be allowed access as long as vehicle length is no more than 30’.

· Trucks and high clearance vehicles are recommended for passage on Highway 1 between Big Creek and Ragged Point.

· After this weekend’s weather event passes and Caltrans has been able to re-assess road conditions, next opportunity for access to both local and public traffic on Highway 1 will be evaluated.

· Currently, there is local access from Ragged Point to Big Creek.

Additionally, the CHP has asked that vendors, delivery vehicles, and contractors be able to provide names and addresses of clients so that traffic officers can ensure that these vehicles should be allowed into locals only access areas.

All businesses and residents are encouraged to immediately begin making plans for resupply with vendors and contractors so that they are prepared to take advantage of upcoming access windows once confirmed by Caltrans.

NOTE; UNTIL FRIDAY AT NOON, OR OTHERWISE ADVISED, SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).

Announcement Regarding the CPOA Meeting

•February 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

From CPOA.

While an unusual format for us, it is the best option given the circumstances.

Attached is the most current agenda.  Note that the call in and log in information has been updated, so it is important to resend this in the event you already sent it.

Many thanks,

Lisa

Download the Word document here: cpoa-meeting-agenda

PDF document can be found here: cpoa-meetingap.jpgap2.jpg

Cal Trans Update, 2/22/17

•February 22, 2017 • 9 Comments

SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).

*IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS BRIDGE ASSESSMENT FINDINGS/BIG SUR COAST PLANS:

· A BRIDGE INSPECTION WAS MADE YESTERDAY, TUESDAY, FEB. 21. THE BRIDGE HAS MOVED SEVERAL FEET SINCE SATURDAY, FEB. 11, AND IS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR—The bridge will not re-open to anyone—DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNS AND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEAR and not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.

· Drilling is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, either Thursday or Friday for approximately two weeks. Caltrans geotechnical and bridge experts from around the state are working as quickly as possible toward the bridge replacement. Drilling investigation findings are targeted for March 17.

· On the maintenance side, with a couple of days of dry weather our goal is to make progress with the slides to regain as much access from the south as possible. We are also working to keep the roadway passable from the north to just north of the Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge. Yesterday was no exception when multiple slides were cleared up and one lane opened at River Inn and at a recurring slide just south of Hurricane Pt (PM 57)—which is still active today but we have several pieces of equipment keeping it passable.

*BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN*

Locals may travel in a truck, daytime only:

1) between Ragged. Pt. and Big Creek Bridge and

2) between just north of Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge and Carmel.

Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided around mid-morning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23.

NOTE: For information on emergency services for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us or via phone at (831) 796-3092.

Slide on the North Coast Ridge Road in the Post Creek Drainage

•February 22, 2017 • 1 Comment

Photos and descriptions provided by Scott Moffat. Thank you, Scott!

 “I wanted to share these photos of the condition of the North Coast Ridge Road as of Tuesday morning. The slide is on the Northern exposure of the Post Creek drainage. Just past Bill Burleigh’s driveway but still before the corner in the road at the back of the canyon.”

Looking up the NCRR under one of the trees that fell uphill across the road once the slide eroded its roots footing.©SMP_022117_SlidePostCrkCyn_UpRd_NCRR.jpg

Looking down the NCRR from on top of the pile of mud and trees brought down by the slide.©SMP_022117_SlidePostCrkCyn_DwnRoad_NCRR.jpg

Looking up from what used to be the NCRR at the area of land that came down on top of and in many parts took out the road.©SMP_022117_PostCrkCynSlide_ViewUp_NCRR.jpg

Looking down at the slide as it continued past and through the NCRR into the creek.©SMP_022117_PostCrkCynSlide_ViewDown_NCRR.jpg

Same slide from across the canyon.unnamed

 

 
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