|Date:||Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11:20 a.m.|
|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
NORTHERN LIMIT OF HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE
RETURNED TO SOUTH OF DEETJEN’S INN
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – The limit of the northern closure of Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast has been moved south today to just south of Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn.
Crews continue to respond to multiple active slides within the closure area today.
The gates at Paul’s Slide (PM 22), are closed and will remain closed 24-hours a day.
Caltrans will continue to take advantage of any break in inclement weather to assess road conditions and provide access as long as the conditions are favorable for public travel.
Travelers from the south will encounter a closure on Highway 1 at the elephant seal viewing area, four miles north of San Simeon. A significant slide, one mile south of Ragged Point, extends over both lanes of travel. As a result, the highway is impassible at this location and is expected to restrict access to Ragged Point from the south for several weeks.
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.