Controlled Burn on Camp Roberts & other locations in SLO Co.

Prescribed burn planned Tuesday at Camp Roberts

Posted: May 21, 2018 2:45 PM PDTUpdated: May 21, 2018 2:45 PM PDT

By KSBY Staff

The California Army National Guard plans to burn approximately 8,800 acres of brush at Camp Roberts on Tuesday, May 22.
The burn is being conducted to reduce the risk of a wildfire while troops are training on the base.
People in northern San Luis Obispo County may see or smell smoke during this burn and/or two other training burns taking place around the same time. The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services will be conducting live training burns at the Paso Robles Airport on Tuesday and Thursday. CAL FIRE, Atascadero Fire and Santa Margarita Fire will also be burning two buildings in Atascadero for training purposes on Tuesday.
Any of the burns could be rescheduled if weather conditions aren’t just right.

Highway Closure Update, 5/21/18




Photos 1 and 2 of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) from Friday, May 18 and photo 3 of the repair at Hermitage (PM 22.42) last Monday, May 14 requiring Paul’s Slide area to be closed.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, May 21

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. The Department has announced a new target of mid-September to get lanes re-opened to traffic. Caltrans will continuously evaluate the opening date as work progresses so we anticipate providing an update in July. It’s expected that even after the highway is re-open, intermittent lane closures and roadwork may continue. The updated current cost is at $54 million.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

This week: Work continues with the north fill, north cut and north berm with hilfiker retaining wall.

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. A full, daytime closure took place at Paul’s last Monday, May 14, 2018 to make repairs to the Hermitage Tieback Wall. (See attached photo).


Final items continue taking place. Metal Beam Guardrail (MBGR) end treatment work at Castro Canyon (PM 43.12) and slope work at the Coastlands (PM 44.41) continues taking place. However, no work is scheduled for this week north of Lucia.

The next update will be on Tuesday, May 29.