Highway One scheduled to reopen over Pajaro River Bridge

Date:Wednesday, March 15, 2023
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Kevin Drabinski or Alexa Bertola
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237





MONTEREY / SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES – Crews are working to reopen Highway 1 across the Pájaro River later tonight. A team of structural engineers completed assessments and reported that the bridges there can safely accommodate traffic without restriction.

Southbound lanes of Highway 1 are expected to open later this evening and northbound lanes are estimated to reopen by tomorrow morning.

Construction crews are clearing debris and making final checks across the north and southbound bridges in advance of this reopening. The exact timing for the reopening of the bridges will be disseminated on social media as it becomes known.

Travelers on Highway 1 can expect delays and lane closures over the course of the next months as crews work to reconstructeroded embankment material around the bridge supports.

Additional information on traffic closures in support of this reconstruction work will be provided as it becomes available.

Caltrans engineers will continue to monitor the bridges and surrounding roadway over the course of the next months.

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.

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