Posted by: Stan Russell | February 22, 2017

Projected Highway 1 Opening South from Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to SLO FRIDAY, FEB. 24

Hello Big Sur!

As per Caltrans, Susana Cruz District 5 PIO , Highway 1 will be open south from Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to San Luis Obispo, to allow for local access and local resupply. Pending confirmation from Caltrans, it is currently anticipated that access will be provided from 12 PM to 5 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017, and from 7 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Access will then be closed until upcoming weekend weather event passes and Caltrans has opportunity to reevaluate road conditions.

Key points:

· Main concern point is Paul’s Slide location – due to narrow road bed and delicate condition of area, no articulated vehicles, semis, tractor trailers or vehicles in excess of 30’ will be provided access. Small propane and fuel trucks will be allowed access as long as vehicle length is no more than 30’.

· Trucks and high clearance vehicles are recommended for passage on Highway 1 between Big Creek and Ragged Point.

· After this weekend’s weather event passes and Caltrans has been able to re-assess road conditions, next opportunity for access to both local and public traffic on Highway 1 will be evaluated.

· Currently, there is local access from Ragged Point to Big Creek.

Additionally, the CHP has asked that vendors, delivery vehicles, and contractors be able to provide names and addresses of clients so that traffic officers can ensure that these vehicles should be allowed into locals only access areas.

All businesses and residents are encouraged to immediately begin making plans for resupply with vendors and contractors so that they are prepared to take advantage of upcoming access windows once confirmed by Caltrans.

Please push this out to Chamber email list ASAP.

Thank you,



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