Cow Cliffs Project to begin 8/24

And even MORE Overnight closures are in our future!

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1/COW CLIFFS VIADUCT PROJECT BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 24

MONTEREY COUNTY –A primarily daytime ½-mile project to construct a viaduct along Hwy. 1 near Lucia from south of Big Creek Bridge to South of Dolan Creek Bridge, 18 miles south of Big Sur will begin on Monday, Aug. 24, Caltrans officials announced today.

Hwy. 1 at Cow Cliffs will have one-way signalized traffic control 24/7, which is already in place. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time during daytime roadwork. However, full overnight closures will not take place until approximately December, after the Elephant Trunk Retaining Wall overnight closures have been completed.

The project consists of constructing a permanent viaduct, about five miles north of Lucia and 18 miles south of Big Sur. Completion is scheduled for fall of 2016, weather permitting. Daily roadwork schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors so stay tuned for regular updates. ALL BUSINESSES ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST WILL REMAIN OPEN.

In order to minimize traffic impact as part of the project, there will be advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses via a traffic hotline, electronic message signs and email updates.

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