Posted by: Stan Russell | February 6, 2019

HWY. 1 FULLY REOPENS WITH PAUL’S SLIDE OPENING AT 4 PM TODAY; MUD CREEK REOPENED YESTERDAY AT 4 PM

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: February 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**UPDATE #8–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

HWY. 1 FULLY REOPENS WITH PAUL’S SLIDE OPENING AT 4 PM TODAY; MUD CREEK REOPENED YESTERDAY AT 4 PM

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits earlier today. Contractor and Caltrans crews are busy cleaning and clearing slide material from the roadway. As a result, Highway 1 fully reopens with Paul’s Slide opening at 4 pm today, Wednesday, Feb. 6;Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek reopened to thru traffic yesterday, Feb. 5 at 4 pm.

Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.

Photos of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from yesterday, Feb. 5, show big boulder (left) and its removal (middle). Last pic shows several large boulders remain on top of hillside (right), which are being worked on today.

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