|Date:||Tuesday, May 16, 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 MAY 17 FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS THROUGH GILBERT’S SLIDE
MOVEMENT OF SOUTHERN CLOSURE EXPECTED FRIDAY MAY 26
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Local residents will be able to pass through repair work at Gilbert’s Slide north of Gorda for resupply activities on Wednesday May 17.
The schedule for resupply travel for local residents and fuel vehicles will be Wednesday May 17 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.
Southern Closure of Hwy. 1 to Move North on Friday May 26
The southern closure of Highway 1 is scheduled to move 21 miles north of Ragged Point on Friday May 26, at 4 pm.
The southern closure will be placed at one half mile south of Paul’s Slide. There will be no parking at the turnaround area. Limekiln State Park will remain closed with entry into the Park strictly prohibited.
Crews working 12-hour shifts and seven days a week at Paul’s Slide, anticipate that they will have a more refined estimate on the reopening of Hwy. 1 at that location by July 1. The current estimate for reopening the Hwy. 1 at Paul’s Slide is several months.
Repairs also continue at the Dani Creek Slide, immediately north of Paul’s Slide, with work now estimated to be completed by mid-July.
Once the southern Hwy. 1 closure moves north, travelers on Hwy. 1 north of Ragged Point will encounter areas of intermittent traffic control as repairs to damage from winter storms continues at various locations.
Travelers are asked to anticipate these areas of intermittent traffic control and to reduce their speed and increase their awareness accordingly.
Additionally, travelers will encounter long-term signalized traffic control at 0.8 miles north of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line where slope stabilization work continues.
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.