Highway One to open at 10 am, 1/18/19



MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all areas within the closure limits yesterday.  Crews continue cleaning and clearing the roadway from slide activity (rocks and mud), especially at Mud Creek. See photos below. Highway 1, including Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will fully reopen at 10 am today, Friday, Jan. 18.

Motorists will encounter a flagging operation today with one-way reversing traffic control at the south end of Mud Creek to allow for Caltrans to continue roadwork in this area.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when each storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7

(These photos are from a couple of days ago and previously published yesterday.)


7 thoughts on “Highway One to open at 10 am, 1/18/19

  1. Geez, what a mess. Could have been worse, though, as far as damage goes. Mud Creek beach area apparently held up?

  2. Hallelujah, we’re released from our imprisoned “gated community” and we now get to live our lives as free people! I feel so grateful!!

  3. Hi! What about driving up from the south? Is it possible to drive up past ragged point or is that still closed? Thank you!

  4. The road is open completely through to Monterey. You’ll still need to watch for rocks even tho it’s not raining. Enjoy the drive!

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