I am listening to a downpour, posting of the reopening, and thinking I’ll be doing a lot of this this next week, if the weather and Mother Nature do not slam shut the highway before then.
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 9:15 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 REOPENS
AFTER ROCKFALL AND DEBRIS REMOVAL
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast has reopened after the removal of rockfall and debris associated with an ongoing rain event.
Highway 1 was closed from Wed. Dec. 22 at 9 pm until Thursday Dec. 23 at 9:15 am 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 took place.
Travelers are reminded give themselves extra time when driving this winter, taking into account weather conditions, especially when traveling on this scenic byway.
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