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Offline staehpj1

Big landslide on PCH near Big Sur
« on: January 30, 2021, 05:45:10 pm »
I'd imagine we'll be hearing more about this from the ACA as details shake out.  It will likely have a major impact on anyone ricing the PCH in the near future.  It looks like something that won't be quickly repaired.  Reports put it at or near Rat Creek.

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: Big landslide on PCH near Big Sur
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 06:25:55 pm »
I used to live in Pacifica and the day we were to move out the road dropped into the ocean and we had to delay a day. 39 years later and landslides are still an issue in that area. Just before we moved in a family was killed when they house was taken out by a landslide.
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Offline CMajernik

Re: Big landslide on PCH near Big Sur
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 01:40:06 pm »
If you look in the Forums under the "Temporary ACA Route Road Closures" discussion you will see a detour posted. As we learn more, the detour might be modified, so please check this location before you begin your tour.
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Offline Rixtoy

Re: Big landslide on PCH near Big Sur
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 10:55:32 am »
If you haven't seen the news release, CALTRANS has decided to bridge the washout gap at Ratt Creek by filling in the wash away rather than constructing a bridge.

Work commenced MAR 1st and will continue until completion, estimated to be early summer. Cost of $13M.

Good news for those interested in the Pacific Coast in the late summer/fall.

Bad news for the local PCH residents who bemoan the non-stop traffic and have taken advantage of the closure to sit in the middle of the highway at sunset with a picnic basket and bottle of wine.  8)