|Date:||Saturday, December 31, 2022|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers|
|Phone:||(805) 549-3138 (805) 549-3237|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 ON THE BIG SUR COAST CLOSED
DUE TO MULTIPLE ROCKSLIDES
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Due to rockslides at multiple locations, a full closure of Highway 1 is in effect from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to 2.5 miles south of Big Sur in Monterey County.
At present there is no expected time for reopening.
Highway 1 was closed initially late yesterday due to a slide at PM 32, just south of Esalen.
Caltrans maintenance crews are performing daytime storm patrol within the closure parameters and working to clear debris from multiple smaller slip outs in the roadway.
A contracted crew is expected to arrive Sunday Jan. 1, at Paul’s Slide at PM 22, to clear debris from behind the catchment area where rocks and dirt have reached the top of the concrete barriers at four locations.
Updates on this closure will be provided as new information becomes available.
Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.
Our crews deserve to get home safely too.
Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.
Rockfall on Hwy. 1 taken Dec. 31, 2022
One of multiple small slides on Hwy. 1 from December 31, 2022.
Public Information Officer
Caltrans District 5