|Date:||Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 12:40 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
SINKHOLE ON HIGHWAY 1 MOVES SOUTHERN CLOSURE
SOUTHTO PACIFIC VALLEY
MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – The southern closure of Highway 1 was moved south today, from Limekiln State Park in Monterey County at Post Mile 21.2 to Pacific Valley at PM 16, due to a sinkhole which appeared on the center line of the roadway at PM 17.96.
The location of the sinkhole at PM 17.96 is one mile south of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. The closure of Highway 1 at Pacific Valley provides adequate room for large vehicles and trucks to safely turn around.
Contracted crews are in route to the site to make assessments and begin repairs. Updates will be provided when the repairs are complete, and the southern closure can be moved north again to Limekiln.
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.