|Date:||Friday, April 14, 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|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONVOY FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS THROUGH GILBERT’S SLIDE ON HIGHWAY 1
SET FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 19
The schedule for resupply travel for local residents and fuel vehicles will be Wednesday April 19 from 7:00 am to 7:30 am, and again later that day from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
A contractor led convoy will direct travel through the Caltrans maintenance facility.
A similar resupply window through Gilbert’s Slide is also scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 3.
While crews have made progress with excavation of the repair site, the presence of subsurface water is causing delays in the ability to begin to introduce fill into the site.
The new estimate for reopening Highway 1 at Gilbert’s Slide is July 14.
Highway 1 remains open through Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon, and the Ragged Point Inn, with all coastal San Luis Obispo County businesses open. Highway 1 also remains open with full access to all coastal businesses for 50 miles from Monterey south to the Big Creek Vista area in Monterey County.
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
Excavation work continues for the repair of Highway 1 at Gilbert’s Slide just north of Gorda.
Public Information Officer
Caltrans District 5
50 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo CA 93401