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When Will Highway 1 Reopen in Big Sur? Caltrans Projects Fall 2024 for Passage Through All Slides.

One scenic stretch of highway through Big Sur, four current blockage points.

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Big Sur International Marathon Will Be Rerouted Due to Highway 1 Closure.

This year's Big Sur International Marathon will still see plenty of stunning scenery from the route along Highway 1, but will omit the southern portion and instead be an out-and-back route beginning and ending in Carmel.

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Marina’s Downtown Plan Envisions Changes in Density, Traffic Flow and Landscaping.

The City of Marina is known for its coastal access, diverse community and an array of international food options, but it’s missing a well-defined downtown area.

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Highway 1 Convoys to Big Sur Are Canceled for Saturday, April 13, Due to Weather.

Access to and from northern Big Sur continues on guided convoys at 7am and 5pm daily to allow vehicles through a closure at Notley's Landing. The highway is closed to regular traffic due to a slip-out on Saturday, March 30,…

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Highway 1 Closure Could Jeopardize the Big Sur Marathon.

The closure of Highway 1 in Big Sur north of the Rocky Creek Bridge has thrown the Big Sur International Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, April 28, into jeopardy.

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County of Monterey and Friends of Laguna Seca Reach Settlement for Laguna Seca Recreation Area

SALINAS — The County of Monterey Department of Public Works, Facilities and Parks and Friends of Laguna Seca (FLS) have announced the execution of a comprehensive settlement that ends the Laguna Seca Raceway lawsuit, “Highway 68 Coalition vs. County of …

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The TRUE Story of Santa Cruz Rail & Trail

For over 6 months, KSQD volunteer Christine Barrington worked on answering a simple question: What's the truth behind the story of rail and trail in Santa Cruz County?
After the first Measure D vote in 2016 confirming the citizen support …

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Highway 1 Convoys to Continue for Residential Access to Big Sur, Depending on the Weather.

After calls came in from passing motorists, Caltrans officials arrived on Saturday afternoon, March 30, to find a chunk of Highway 1 missing from the road just south of Rocky Creek Bridge. They implemented a hard closure of the highway…

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Highway 1 Closes at Palo Colorado Due to Slip Out Near Rocky Creek.

Caltrans announced on social media just before 6pm, March 30 that Highway 1 is closed just north of Palo Colorado Road due to a slip out near Rocky Creek.

Salinas Valley Tribune logo LOCAL NEWS
Work Continues on Arroyo Seco Road Slide Area West of Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Monterey County Public Works, Facilities and Parks is reminding residents about the ongoing construction work on Arroyo Seco Road, west of Greenfield.

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Widening Imjin Parkway Is Impacting Plant Habitat – And Public Access to Beloved Fort Ord Trails.

Construction is underway on a project widening Imjin Parkway through Marina, changing the routines for thousands of commuters that travel from and to Salinas. But drivers aren’t the only ones impacted. Hikers and equestrians who use Fort Ord trails near…

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Miles of Palo Colorado Road Have Been Closed Since 2017. Progress Is Happening, but Slowly.

In January 2017, Monterey County was hit with an onslaught of storms, exacerbating damage in Big Sur and Carmel Valley from the 2016 Soberanes Fire, which left burn scars on 132,127 acres that were more prone to erosion and runoff.

Salinas Valley Tribune logo LOCAL NEWS
Highway 101 Northbound Near Chualar Set for Daytime Closures to Repair Culverts

CHUALAR — Contracted crews have initiated repairs this week to drainage structures along northbound Highway 101.

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Transportation Agency Recognizes King City’s Downtown Streetscape Project

KING CITY — City of King’s Downtown Streetscape Project was among this year’s winners of the 22nd Annual Transportation Excellence Awards, presented by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC).

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Caltrans Is Reducing Speed Limits on Highway 1 in Big Sur.

Once the signs are replaced, which is expected to happen in the next 30 days, speed limits are going down on parts of Highway 1 in Big Sur.

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Caltrans eyes March 8 opening for section of Highway 1 in Big Sur, but more hurdles remain for rest of roadway.

Caltrans hopes to reopen one section of Highway 1 in Big Sur on March 8. But when the rest of the highway will be cleared remains unknown as crews deal with multiple other rockslides.

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Two retirees with ideas are causing agencies to rethink roundabouts on Highway 68.

Are roundabouts, perhaps, overrated? That is a key question being asked right now about Caltrans’ Highway 68 Improvement Project, which is currently undergoing a final environmental review (public comment for the project’s draft environmental impact report closed Jan. 8).

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

Image caption: Los Angeles voters can take a step toward reducing traffic violence with a measure on the March ballot.
Can Traffic Deaths in Los Angeles be Reduced With a Ballot Measure?

With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.

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