HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, Oct. 30
State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.
REMINDER: Travelers still CANNOT access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.
Mud Creek (PM 8.9)
Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain (see photo). The projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.
There is currently no public access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.
Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)
Paul’s Slide is still active but the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail (k-rail) in the centerline.
Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)
Final work continues for several weeks. Roadwork at Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge consists of alternating lane closures from 7 am to 4 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7 am to 2 pm on Fridays. The contractor has been removing the falsework and soffit for the deck pour, contouring the canyon and demolishing the remainder of the bent 3 column which caused the initial failure of the structure (see photo). Roadwork this week consists of stripping the falsework and contouring the canyon (see photo) . The alternating lane closures are to facilitate stripping of the overhangs.