Official Cal Trans Notice:
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 7:35 am|
|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|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 ON THE BIG SUR COAST CLOSED DUE TO DEBRIS IN ROADWAY
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Rockfall and debris in the roadway associated with an ongoing rain event has resulted in the closure of Highway 1 on the Big Sur Coast between Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County (44.6 miles) while emergency rockfall and debris removal take place. The closure went into effect Wednesday Dec. 22 at about 9 pm.
There is currently no estimated time for reopening as maintenance teams continue to assess the closure area during daylight hours.
Assessments of the closure area of Highway 1 will continue to take place during daylight hours and when safe to do so prior to any modification of the closure parameters. Decisions on modifying the closure parameters will be by these field assessments.
This closure of Highway 1 extends from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County.
Ragged Point is located 1.45 miles south of the SLO/Monterey County line:
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is located in Monterey County at Post Mile 42.1:
Barricades, cones, as well as message and directional signs will be in place at both ends of the closure to alert motorists traveling in the area.
For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5
Incident: 00003 Type: CLOSURE of a Road Location: 4200 Mm1 N Mon 42.00 Loc Desc: SR1 BTWN MM 42 AND RAGGED POINT Lat/Lon: 36.208449 -121.736787
|12:33 AM||3|| 1039 MTRY COM|
|12:14 AM||2|| MUDSLIDES AND ROCKS/BOULDERS IN RDWY|
|12:10 AM||1|| RDWY CLOSED BTWN MM 42 IN MONTEREY COUNTY AND RAGGED POINT IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY|
The highway is closed between Ragged Point and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County “due to rockfall and adverse weather conditions.” According to the National Weather Service, the Big Sur area has received more than 2 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, as of 9 p.m. Mining Ridge, received almost 5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours as of 5 am. Caltrans said field staff will assess the location in the daylight Thursday morning and evaluate when it might reopen the road.