Posted by: Stan Russell | August 26, 2019

FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES ON HIGHWAY 1 PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT CONCLUDE THIS WEEK/WILL RESUME IN APPROXMATELY TWO WEEKS

Today’s Date: Monday, August 26, 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 ON HIGHWAY 1 PROJECT IN RAGGED POINT CONCLUDE THIS WEEK/WILL RESUME IN APPROXMATELY TWO WEEKS

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Highway 1 will be closed from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn Monday, August 26 through Friday morning, August 30 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am. Emergency vehicles and local residents will maintain access during these overnight closures.

Beginning Friday morning, August 30, these overnight full highway closures will be suspended and are expected to resume in approximately two weeks. Caltrans will announce the exact schedule when the dates and times are certain.

One-way reversing traffic control will continue weekly during the daytime hours Monday thru Thursdayfrom 5 am until 4 pm and on Fridays from 6 am until 4 pm.

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 will be activated in September allowing two-way traffic 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


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