|Date:||Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.|
|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|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REPAIR TO HIGHWAY 1 BRIDGES AT PÁJARO RIVER
TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF SOUTHBOUND LANE
MONTEREY / SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES – Lane closures are set to begin on Highway 1 where it crosses the Pájaro River as repairs to bridges damaged by recent storms get underway.
Beginning Thursday March 23, travelers on southbound Highway 1 will encounter a 24/7 closure of the #2 (right) lane which will begin just south of Riverside Drive in Watsonville. Additional closure of the northbound lanes may also be necessary.
During different phases of these repairs, travelers can also expect intermittent overnight closures of both southbound lanes. Dates and times for these full closures will be announced in advance.
These bridge repairs are expected to be completed by May 20.
Crews will place slurry and reconstruct the slopes around the bridge supports and foundation piles which were exposed when water flow from an upstream levee breach eroded embankment material.
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.
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov
Traveler information at: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
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Public Information Officer
Caltrans District 5
50 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo CA 93401