Posted by: Stan Russell | January 16, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Photos 1 and 2 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) show a couple of little slides from last week’s rain on the north side of the slide; Photos 3-5 of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge area (PM 45.52) show dike placement, adjustment of drainage inlets and post office parking lot paving.

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 with north fill and the mud creek drainage; worked ceased a couple of days due to rain. Last week’s work continues 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: completing the AC dike installation, AC dike backing and grading, completing the post office parking lot paving and AC dike installation, adjusting drain inlets to grade, installing cable railing system, installing seismic monitoring system, demobilizing material. This week fog sealing and other final items will take place. All work is expected to be complete at the end of January, weather permitting.


This week: Continue paving from the gas station/Post office (44.8-45.3) south down to the Coast Gallery (PM 40.8).

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

The next update will be on Monday, Jan. 22

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas


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