Today’s Date: February 5, 2019 at 2 pm
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
**UPDATE #7–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
HWY. 1 AT PAUL’S TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW AT 4 PM; SECTION OF HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK SLIDE WILL REOPEN AT 4 PM TODAY
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 road areas within the closure limits earlier today. Contractor and Caltrans crews are busy cleaning and clearing slide material from the roadway. As a result, Highway 1 will remain closed to through traffic until tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4pm due to heavy mud and boulders on the roadway. However, section of Hwy. 1 at Mud Creek will fully reopen to thru traffic by 4 pm today, Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Motorists will encounter a flagging operation tomorrow with one-way reversing traffic control at Mud Creek to allow for Caltrans to continue roadwork in this area.
Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.
More pictures will follow as our crews onsite are out of cell service. An update is tentatively scheduled for mid-morning tomorrow, weather and progress dependent