Posted by: Stan Russell | January 8, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Photos: 1-3 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Thursday, Jan. 5; photos 4-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52) of AC grinding from Wednesday, Jan. 4 .

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

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.

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 with north fill and the mud creek drainage will begin 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.

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 focused on: striping the curtain wall ( This is the last concrete poured on the structure), completed the painting on girders, removed the platform at Abutment 1, installed the remaining guard rail, performed grinding on the pavement (finished), demobilized material. This week, contingent on weather: the contractor will adjust drain inlets to grade, fog seal ground asphalt, install AC dike, demobilize equipment and material, install cable railing system


Wednesday (1-10) – Grind Deli/Post office parking lot in two sections (1/2 at a time) to keep some parking spaces available.

Thursday (1-11) – Pave the Deli/Post office parking lot.

Friday (1-12) – Pave mainline Hwy 1 from PM 44.8-45.3, which is through the Deli/post office area.

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

The next update will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16. ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas


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