Construction on Highway 1 between Rio Rd & CVR to begin next week

FYI – Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Pre-Construction Work is about to begin.

The Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA) – Public Works just announced that the construction of the Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project is about to begin.

The project will consist of widening northbound Highway 1 from
Rio Road to Carmel Valley Road to provide a truck climbing lane. The truck climbing lane will connect to the existing climbing lane north of Carmel Valley Road. Construction of the Climbing Lane Project will provide better access and reduce congestion in the area. The project duration is expected to last 75 working days, weather permitting.

Pre-construction activities such as utility relocation will take place prior to actual commencement of construction of the project. PG&E will begin moving a gas line on February 12, 2018 which should take approximately 2-3 days and will require minor traffic controls. The immediate area affected will be westbound Rio Road on the East side of Highway 1 near the Chevron station.

The project’s construction activities will require temporary traffic control measures to be implemented, including lane closures, during the course of construction.

RMA staff will make every effort to keep the community updated on the progress of the project as well as the impacts of the traffic controls and road closures. The Monterey County website,
agency/public-works/road-closures will contain up to date information regarding the project.

The Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project estimated construction cost of $7,575,220 is funded by various State, County and TAMC funds. Teichert Construction, from Sacramento, California, was awarded the construction contract for this project.

For more information, please contact Christine Poe, Management Analyst II at (831)755-5025.

~ by bigsurkate on February 9, 2018.

5 Responses to “Construction on Highway 1 between Rio Rd & CVR to begin next week”

  1. Kate,

    URL link in story not found/available/error.


  2. I feel it would be VERY considerate of those involved to at least POST signs BEFORE you end up on Rio Road and Hwy1 so we could
    take a different route before getting stuck
    for an hour in traffic!!!


  3. Even with the temporary traffic lights at Rio Road working today, traffic started backing up around 2pm coming north on 1 – and looking at traffic on Google Maps, it’s currently (7:15pm on Sunday) backed up through Carmel Highlands, whereas all the other roads in the area have no (green) traffic.

    It looks like they need to adjust (a lot) the timing of those lights.


  4. Also, this is the correct link to the road closures page – – looks like the Rio Road construction is expected to last until the end of August, just in time for peak Highway 1 usage.


  5. Thanks, Tim. I tried to find the correct link, but I just got home this afternoon, and am not on top of things right now. Just tired.

    Also, got a private note re this same mess, including screen shots showing the lengthy travel from Carmel Highlands to Rio Rd. (An hour) and will forward to Cal Trans.


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