Highway Closure Update, 6/20/18




Photos of Mud Creek: 1) Installing north drainage pipe. 2) North fill.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Tuesday, June 19

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. This is the last closure point along Big Sur. When it opens by the end of July, Hwy. 1 from Cambria to Carmel will be open to through traffic.

 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. 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: installed 42″ drainage pipes and repaired south approach slip out. Next week—Continuing work on North fill. 

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)


Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Crews will be doing a scaling operation at Paul’s on Friday, June 22 from 7 am to 4 pm with up to ½-hour delays for traffic.  The scaling at Paul’s is part of future roadwork in preparation for next winter


Final items continue taking place. Post Ranch rockery repair was completed last week. No work scheduled for this week. Project is near completion.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

The next update will be on Monday, June 25.

(Well, 10 years in, and I finally learned how to make the color of the type red? Or did wordpress add this function, and I just now noticed?)