05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 ON BIG SUR COAST FULLY REOPENED
ROCKSLIDE CLEARED JUST NORTH OF MON/SLO COUNTY LINE
MONTEREY COUNTY – Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast is fully reopened.
Caltrans contractors and maintenance teams have cleared a rockslide on Highway 1 at Post Mile 0.25 in southern Monterey County.
Highway 1 is fully open to travelers who may now travel without interruption from Monterey/Carmel area to Cambria/Morro Bay along the Big Sur Coast.
Crews were able to dislodge an undermined rock outcrop the afternoon of Friday October 30. Crews took advantage of the remaining daylight hours on Friday and worked through Saturday October 30 to clear over 20 truckloads of dirt and rocks.
I am getting a LOT of inquiries about this road with the closure between Gorda and Ragged Point of Highway One. N-F is NOT open to the public at this time, and looks like it will be not be until Dec. of 2023. Here is the information I received from Mary Adams’s office:
“We recently made an inquiry with USFS about the status and received this information from Bradley King, Forest Engineer:
Federal Highways sent their surveyors and project engineers out to Nac-Ferg Rd to conduct preliminary assessments and collect additional detailed survey information on the damages. Currently, the estimated project schedule they have provided us is as follows:
Dec 2021: Project Start (funding dependent, begin design/planning work) Aug 2022: 70% Design complete / Environmental Compliance complete Nov 2022: 95% Design complete Jan 2023: Final Design complete / prepare final contract documents Mar 2023: Contract Award May 2023: Construction Start (Notice to Proceed) Nov 2023: Construction Complete