Weds 12/7 Highway 1 update

Date:Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12:45 pm
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Alexa Bertola or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3237




MONTEREY COUNTY – A roughly 2-mile stretch of Highway 1 near the Big Creek Vista Point (PM 27.3) at the south end to near Dolan Point (PM 29.2) at the north end in Monterey County is expected to re-open on Thursday, Dec. 8 by 5 pm. These closure limits have been in effect since Monday morning to allow for crews to cleanup storm debris and repair damaged rock netting at Cow Cliffs (PM 28).

A broader road closure initially went into effect Saturday, Dec. 3 following several rockslides on the roadway during a rain event. The road was closed from 2.5 miles south of Big Sur at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn (PM 42.1) to Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County.

Message and directional signs remain in place to alert travelers of the closure. Depending on their destination, travelers can detour on US 101 to Hwy 46 to Hwy 1 north thru Ragged Point to the closure at Big Creek Vista Pt. or take US 101 to Hwy. 68 to Hwy 1 south thru Big Sur to the closure at Dolan Point.

The public can anticipate another update Thursday, Dec. 8.

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

Our crews deserve to get home safely too.

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Alexa Bertola

Public Information Officer 

Caltrans – District 5

Cell – 805.556.5820

Office – 805.549.3237

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