Posted by: Stan Russell | December 26, 2012

Update #3 HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF BIG SUR TO REMAIN CLOSED OVERNIGHT AT PARTINGTON RIDGE ROAD

Today’s Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*Update #3*
HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF BIG SUR TO REMAIN CLOSED OVERNIGHT AT PARTINGTON RIDGE ROAD DUE TO A ROCK SLIDE; ONE LANE TO OPEN TOMORROW, DEC. 27

MONTEREY COUNTY –Highway 1 remains CLOSED overnight a few miles south of Big Sur due to a major rock slide that occurred on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23.

Caltrans has mobilized an emergency contractor to clear the large debris field and to repair a 60-foot section of the damaged roadway at Partington Ridge Road.

As a result, crews will open ONE LANE at 8 am, noon and 4 pm tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 27 to allow vehicular and bicycle traffic through the slide area, which remains a very active and dynamic repair/cleanup zone. So traffic flow will be strictly controlled during these times.

Another update will be issued tomorrow for the traffic plan on Friday and the weekend.

The highway is shut down just south of Deetjens Big Sur Inn (Mile Marker 42) and at Lucia (Mile Marker 23). Our contractor and crews will continue to work daily dawn until dusk until the roadway is completely open.

The rock slide south of Gorda at Mile Marker 7 was cleared at noon on Monday, Dec. 23 so there is NO closure at Ragged Point in SLO County.

Businesses in the northern Big Sur community south to Cambria remain OPEN and alternate routes for motorists are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

Message signs have been activated to advise motorists of the closure.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones. And we thank the Big Sur community for their patience, support and understanding during latest incident.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/ orcontact Caltrans Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or the California Highway Information Network (CHIN) @ 1-800-GAS-ROAD.

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