Pavement Project

Date:Friday, October 2, 2020
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237 





MONTEREY COUNTY – A Caltrans pavement rehabilitation construction project along State Route 1 from the Torre Canyon Bridge in Big Sur to just south of Carpenter Street in Carmel will continue in the Big Sur area. Overnight paving work, with accompanying trucks, noise, and vibration, will continue from Sunday, October 4through Friday, October 9.

Overnight paving work this week is currently scheduled to take place from Carmel Valley Road to Carpenter Street. Motorists can expect delays of 10-15 minutes.

Overnight roadwork hours will be Sunday from 9 pm to 6 am, and Monday through Thursday from 7 pm to 6 am. Please note that these are the anticipated dates and areas of roadwork which are subject to change by various conditions.

Daytime shoulder work and guardrail installation will also take place at intermittent locations throughout next week.

Daytime roadwork hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm and Friday from 8 am to 1 p.m. Motorists can expect delays of 5-10 minutes.

Starting the week of October 12, daytime work is expected to begin on paving side roads, driveways, and pullouts, so that they conform to a uniform height with the newly paved roadway. 

Electronic message signs will be activated to inform the public about this roadwork. This roadwork is necessary for the safety of travelers and to protect adjacent properties. The contractor for this $24 million project is Granite Rock Company of San Jose, CA. It is scheduled to be completed by next summer.

Below: Recently paved roadway near Nepenthe

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when

driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 

4 thoughts on “Pavement Project

  1. Hello … is this a misprint? From my understanding pullouts (turnouts, etc.) cannot be paved within the boundaries of the Big Sur Land Use area (south side of Mal Paso Creek Bridge south to the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County Line.

  2. A smooth stretch of highway. Like my 20 year old body in a swimsuit so many decades ago. Good times🤣.

  3. Yes oh so true. But Big Sur is Rural, and its our Local Land Use Plan that keeps Big Sur looking as good today as it did decades ago … if not for it, we would look just like any Urbanized Area on the map that has been developed out. Think Cambria, Morro Bay Laguna Beach, San Diego, Monterey, Santa Cruz, the Bay Area … now think Big Sur!

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