Posted by: Stan Russell | August 19, 2019

FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES CONTINUE ON HIGHWAY 1 VIADUCT PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT



Today’s Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Heidi Ruiz or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3318 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES CONTINUE ON HIGHWAY 1 VIADUCT PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Highway 1 will be closed from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn continuing Monday, August 19 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am.

These overnight full highway closures will continue each week, Sunday night through Friday morning to allow for the construction of the foundation of a viaduct. This work is anticipated to last up to four weeks.Emergency vehicles and local residents will maintain access during these overnight closures.

Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control within the project limits on Monday, August 19 from 5 am until 4 pm and from 6 am until 4 pm on Fridays.

These highway closures and traffic control is part of an emergency project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point.

A temporary traffic signal is scheduled to be activated in late August or early September allowing traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion. Electronic message boards will alert the public.

The contractor for this $4.1 million project is Souza Engineering of San Luis Obispo, CA. It’s scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2020.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Heidi Crawford Ruiz

Caltrans Public Information Officer

San Luis Obispo County

(805) 549-3318

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