~ by bigsurkate on August 15, 2016.
Posted in 2016 Fire Season
What I can’t figure out is why CalTrans doesn’t have one of those electronic billboards south of Carmel that informs people when Highway 1 is closed to the south and where the closure is. Wouldn’t that just be common sense instead of letting visitors get all the way down to Ripplewood in Big Sur and then turn them back there? Doh!
Carolyn Hardy said this on August 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm
The businesses, through the Chamber of Commerce have lobbied against it.
bigsurkate said this on August 15, 2016 at 6:11 pm
There is an electronic billboard near the Carmel River bridge saying road closed, no detour, and the distance to the closure. It was operating when I drove through around 5 pm.
Claudia Daniels said this on August 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm
Of course there is. There always is, BUT people don’t read it, or they don’t read English. A huge influx of Chinese recently.
bigsurkate said this on August 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm
Or by the time you see/ then
drive by the billboard you haven’t been able to read the whole message. Think a billboard sign would be better .
Marcia King said this on August 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm
From the south, the sign is at Highway 46 and SR1. I think they also have a slightly different sign near Hearst Castle.
Gary Felsman said this on August 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm
Thanks for the update on the electronic billboard near the Carmel River bridge. I’ll take back that “doh!”
Carolyn Hardy said this on August 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm
countdown to midnight!
Jeff Mallory said this on August 15, 2016 at 11:57 pm
Coming from the south there was a closure billboard stating that the highway 1 was closed 2 miles south of Big Sur from the freeway near the Madonna Inn & then on a temporary announcement mini billboard there was one coming from the south just before the 46 (Cambria) stating the same thing.
Alexandra Gibson said this on August 16, 2016 at 12:08 am
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