Posted by: Stan Russell | February 20, 2018

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, Feb. 20

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, Feb. 20
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.

This week: The same ongoing operations continued: 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)

1.) 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. Project is completed with only a few final items remaining including: completing seismic monitoring system and test; installing additional fence panels, installing flange protection devices and striping (by Caltrans).

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

Final items continue taking place in the next one to two weeks. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) is scheduled to take place at the end of the month.

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

The next update will be on Monday, February 26 ☺

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

805.549.3138

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Three photos of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from last Saturday, Feb. 17.

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Responses

  1. Hi! I was planing on going on a trip down highway 1 in about a month, but noticed that the roads are still closed. Since I am not from the US I don’t really know these places and all. So I just wanted to ask if it’s possible to drive from San Fransisco and then on highway 1 down to Lucia? I have been looking at google maps and it shows that it should be fine to drive down to Lucia and then the road will be closed further south. Is that correct? Really wanna drive by Big Sur thats why I am curious.
    Thank you

    • Hello L,
      Yes you can drive from SF to Lucia. The landslide is about 25 miles south of Lucia. If you want to continue south there is a detour in southern Big Sur that will take you east to Highway 101.
      Enjoy!
      Stan


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