Posted by: Stan Russell | November 27, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 27

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Monday, Nov. 20; photos 4-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) from Nov. 17.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Nov. 27

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point, except for Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 am to 4 pm at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—both north and south gates at Paul’s will be closed as paving will occur and roadway will be impassable at this location during this time only.

REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Last week, the contractor continued placing rock revetment, working from the north going south and will place rock revetment across the entire toe. Also, construction continues of the south fill embankment. These same operations will this week.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.PLEASE BE ADVISED: There will be no access through Paul’s Slide due to paving on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7:30 am to 4 pm—gates will be closed north and south of Paul’s and roadway will be impassable at this location during this time only; the only access will be from the north.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays until work is complete. Last week, the contractor stacked and banded material and demobilized from project as well as prepped bolts and girders for painting. The contractor has begun reshaping the canyon.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Monday

Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Monday

Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Monday

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52


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