Posted by: Stan Russell | February 5, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Feb.

Photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9)taken last Wednesday, Jan. 31.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Feb. 5

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, work continued on rock placement and construction of the north fill slopes. Five new prisms were installed in the slide to increase monitoring coverage. This week, same ongoing operations continue: placing rock at the toe, building up the north fill, and excavating material below the new alignment to finished grade.

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. 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 project trailer was hauled off and permanent seeding was done under lane closures. Project is completed with only a few final items remaining.

ADDITIONAL WORK—CALPORTLAND PAVING BETWEEN LUCIA (PM 23) AND JUST SOUTH OF PCB (45.52)

This week: Final striping is scheduled to occur between Lucia (PM 23) and just south of PCB (PM 45.52).

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

The next update will be on Tuesday, Feb. 13 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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