Highway 1 at Rat Creek to Open to Traffic April 23rd at Noon

Highway 1 at Rat Creek to Open to Traffic April 23rd at Noon

Monterey, CA…Caltrans announced it will reopen Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County by April 23rd at noon – nearly two months ahead of its target date. A full closure has been in place following the January 28 mudslide that washed out 150 feet of the roadway.  Caltrans earlier today…”Highway 1/Rat Creek Update: what […]

Caltrans Making Good Progress on Emergency Repairs for Highway 1 at Rat Creek

Caltrans Making Good Progress on Emergency Repairs for Highway 1 at Rat Creek

Monterey County, CA…Major emergency repairs of Highway 1 on the Big Sur Coast at Rat Creek are well underway and Caltrans estimates it will reopen the famed roadway early this summer. Debris flow from the Dolan Fire burn scar washed out a 150-foot section of roadway January 28, causing a full closure. Above is right […]

Los Padres closes Monterey Ranger District roads and trails to the public until June 1

Los Padres closes Monterey Ranger District roads and trails to the public until June 1

Goleta, CA…In alignment with current Federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure the health and safety of its visitors, volunteers and employees, Los Padres National Forest will temporarily close roads and trails on the Monterey Ranger District to the public effective April 16, 2020. This forest closure order will be in […]

New Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Restores Vital Highway 1 Link to Big Sur

New Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Restores Vital Highway 1 Link to Big Sur

Big Sir, CA…In this Caltrans News Flash, we meet on Highway 1 in Big Sur to celebrate the newly completed Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. Through innovative design and collaboration, Caltrans was able to build a new bridge in seven months when a project of this magnitude would normally take 7-8 years. The original bridge was damaged […]

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Big Sur, CA…CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest remains in unified command. Fire activity overnight was moderate to minimal. Extremely remote and rugged terrain with limited access coupled with hot and dry weather and an above average cured grass crop has resulted in a high resistance to control. Pre-planning […]

Pfeiffer Fire Now at 450 Acres

Pfeiffer Fire Now at 450 Acres

Big Sir, CA…A wildfire started around midnight in the vicinity of Pfeiffer Ridge in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest. The fire has burned between 400 to 500 acres and residents living in the homes on Pfeiffer Ridge Road have been evacuated. The following road closures are currently in place: Sycamore Canyon […]

California Coastal Commission and Sean Parker Reach Agreement

California Coastal Commission and Sean Parker Reach Agreement

Big Sur, CA…The California Coastal Commission staff has reached an agreement with Sean Parker which will result in Parker and the Commission collaborating on programs that promote coastal conservation, improved public access and recreational opportunities in the coastal zone, and protection of coastal redwood habitats in the Big Sur Region of Monterey County. “Mr. Parker […]