Overnight closures continue, but 8 hour daytime closure scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd. Also up to hour delays in daylight hours are anticipated the rest of the week.
Be careful out there, we could have more slides after today’s rain. There are several unstable spots down here, I’ve noticed.
CALTRANS PRESS RELEASE
Today’s Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
District: 5 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1/CARMEL TO CAMBRIA ROADWAY- UPDATE #5
DEMOLITION WORK TO CLOSE HIGHWAY 1 FOR 8-HOUR PERIOD ON TUESDAY
MONTEREY COUNTY — Hwy. 1 at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks (Mile Marker 21.3), about 25 miles south of Big Sur, will be shut down from 8 am until 4 pm on Tuesday, April 3 for crane and demolition repair work, Caltrans officials today announced.
No vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone during this 8-hour period. Alternate routes in and out of Big Sur are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.
In addition, three more days of major repair and roadwork from Wednesday, April 4 until Friday, April 6 between 8 am and 4 pm will result in traffic delays up to one-hour in duration. One-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect.
The highway remains closed overnight from 8 pm until 7 am daily between Limekiln Creek and Lucia until further notice.
The steep hillside remains unstable. Inspection and removal of unstable rock continues.
Hwy. 1 was closed on March 28 at 9 am in both directions at Pitkins/Rain Rocks (MM 21.3), 25 miles south of Big Sur due to a large boulder and debris that came down just south of the ongoing rock shed project.
All businesses in the area remain open.