Mud Creek Closure Continues, 1/18/17


State Route 1 continues to be closed from Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) to Lucia (MON PM 23.00) due to rock/mudslides in multiple locations.

Motorists may travel south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Lucia or travel north from Cambria to Ragged Point. There is currently one-way traffic control for slide removal at Hwy. 1 north of Nepenthe (PM 43.91) until 2 pm today, or sooner if rain no longer allows it.

In addition there is a full closure on Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek (MON PM 8.88) due to a mud/rock slides within the existing boundary of this closure.

For the time being, Hwy 1 is open to LOCAL RESIDENTS traveling south from Monterey who can safely get around through the an open lane at Paul’s slide (MON PM 21.6) down to Gorda (PM 10) between 8 am until 4 pm.

Although Paul’s Slide had some slide material come down yesterday, crews will be escorting motorists daily around the closure from 8 am to 4 pm until further notice. Another update will be provided tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 19 or sooner if conditions change.

We will continue to work with you in maintaining the roadway safely open as much as possible. The forecast says Big Sur is expecting rain starting today Wednesday, Jan. 18 through next Tuesday, Jan. 24, so no telling how Hwy. 1 will fare. We thank you for your patience, cooperation and understanding.

Slide Removal near Nepenthe

Good morning everyone,

This is NOT the noontime update, but rather, an new FYI.

There is 1-way controlled traffic due to slide removal SR-1 near Nepenthe (North entrance), MON-1-43.91 is expected to last until 2 pm today. Caltrans lead worker says rain is coming around 10-11 am today so closure probably won’t last until 2pm. I’ll provide the regular update this afternoon.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/