Southern Closure of Highway 1 moved 10 miles south of Ragged Point

Date:Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 6:45 pm
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

UPDATE #7

 SOUTHERN LIMIT OF HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE MOVED

TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF RAGGED POINT

MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Due to continuing issues with flowing water and debris in the roadway south of Ragged Point, the southern limit of the Highway 1 closure on the Big Sur coast has been moved 10 miles south of Ragged Point.

The new southern limit of the Highway 1 closure is at a parking lot by the elephant seals viewing area. This location is in San Luis Obispo County some four miles north of San Simeon.

The northern limit for the Highway 1 closure remains just south of Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County.

Other than public safety agencies and emergency response teams, no other vehicles are permitted to enter the closure area. Caltrans maintenance crews will perform daytime storm patrols within the closure as long as they judge that it is safe to do so.

The cooperation from the traveling public in staying out of the closure area will ensure that Caltrans maintenance teams can respond safely to address any emerging areas of concern and that, if called upon, emergency response and public safety teams will be able to travel unimpeded within the closure.

Additionally, during overnight hours, gates will be closed across the roadway within the closure area at the north and south end of Paul’s Slide (PM 22).

There is no estimated time for reopening and additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

2 thoughts on “Southern Closure of Highway 1 moved 10 miles south of Ragged Point

  1. Thank you, Kate – really appreciate all the info and updates! Stay safe ❤️

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