Posted by: Stan Russell | September 22, 2022

HIGHWAY 1 RETAINING WALL PROJECT “COASTLANDS I” CONVERTED TO 24/7 SIGNALIZED TRAFFIC CONTROL

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Alexa Bertola
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 RETAINING WALL PROJECT “COASTLANDS I”
CONVERTED TO 24/7 SIGNALIZED TRAFFIC CONTROL

MONTEREY COUNTY –A construction project to build a retaining wall and enhance drainage infrastructure on Highway 1 on the Big Sur Coast continues with a shift to signalized traffic control.

The project location is on Highway 1 at PM 44.5 at a location known as Coastlands. It is approximately one mile north of the Henry Miller Library and .8 miles south of the Big Sur Post Office.

Since late July, one-way traffic control had been provided through flagging operations. Beginning this week, this project has shifted to 24/7 signalized traffic control.

The southbound lane will be completely closed with movement channeled to the northbound lane. This will permit crews to operate safely behind barriers.

Travelers can continue to expect delays of up to 10 minutes.

Message and directional signs will alert motorists in advance of the construction area. Travelers will also continue to encounter reduced speed limits on the approach to the project limits.

Winter storms in the first quarter of 2019 caused a slip out below the southbound lanes of travel after which an emergency project secured the hillside. These repairs below the roadway, along with K-Rail placed on the southbound shoulder, have permitted the road to remain open until a permanent repair could be made.

The current project involves construction of a soldier pile retaining wall, installation of guardrail, and additional enhancements to drainage infrastructure and landscaping, which will permanently restore the site.

Travelers are reminded to be work zone alert and give themselves extra time for their commute along this scenic byway.

The contractor for this $1.5 million project is FEC Future Contractors and Engineers Inc. of Irvine, CA. This project is scheduled to conclude in February 2023.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey 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

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
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