Highway Closure Update

First two are Paul’s Slide, last one is Mud Creek.

Per CHP Website (FYI 10-10 is off duty)

Incident:  00256   Type:    CLOSURE of a Road   Location:   Sr1 / Fullers Pt  Loc Desc:  FULLERS POINT, MM 42.15    Lat/Lon:  36.208375 -121.737859   
Detail Information
3:46 PM 2 [2] PER CT SUP, MAY SHUT RD DOWN HERE WHEN CREWS GO 1010
3:46 PM 1 [1] MODERATE RAIN AND FOG IN AREA

CALTRANS CONTINUES WITH TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the third and largest significant storm is forecast to reach the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area around mid-day today, Wednesday, Jan. 16.   Highway 1 at Mud Creek and Paul’s Slides will remain closed until further notice.

Heavy storm activity is forecast through Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Businesses along Big Sur Coast Hwy. 1 remain open, accessible via Hwys. 101, 68 and 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite againwe anticipate this to be on Friday morning, Jan. 18 or sooner if conditions allow. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

11 thoughts on “Highway Closure Update

  1. This boulder is telling Caltrans it wants to be a part of that seawall below – tell us, how did it hurdle over those road barriers?

  2. It landed on top of it – see the hole? – and then tumbled out into the road. Once rocks like this start letting loose, others are sure to follow, and we haven’t even felt the worst storm yet. Wait until later today and tomorrow!

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  3. Kate, yes, now I can- if I widen my font to 300% of normal.

    I gather we will have a full scope of all bridges and land/soil strength attached to it assessments once this storm has passed too? I’m curious how the new bridge on the block, Pfeiffer is hanging in there..Any idea how often these checks on the bridges take place?

  4. Kate, this latest rain wave surge in CVV should let us leapfrog the 1′ mark in the next half hour..

  5. Spent 3 hours today in the rain, making the most of the flowing water to fix the Campbells (sp?) road, make bars to channel water into the ditch and keep it from digging the grand canyon any deeper at the school water tank hairpin turn. Nothing like a hard rain to make the job easier, but when I was done I had to change clothes & shoes. Wet head to toe, despite full set of foul weather gear. More wet from sweat than rain, except for non water proof hiking boots.

  6. A 2 inch precip day is .2 away with an hour to go – will it reach that level in time? Another impulse of moisture is making its way into view..

  7. River crested at just under 10′ at Riverside Campground at 2 am this morning. Down to 8’5′ now. Hugs.

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