|Date:||Friday, July 21, 2023|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Jim Shivers or Alexa Bertola|
|Phone:||(805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3237|
(BTW, I think the photos below are from last week, as I was told there was fog there today)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE #46
NO ESTIMATE FOR REOPENING OF HIGHWAY 1 AT PAUL’S SLIDE PENDING FURTHER GEOTECH INVESTIGATIONS MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Due to recent continued slide activity at the repair site at Paul’s Slide, an estimate for a possible reopening date for Highway 1 will not be attempted until further Geotech investigations are completed. Geotech teams continue to study drone imagery and other measurements of recent slide activity. The fact that the mountain continues to move makes a possible reopening date a moving target as well. Crews have been working all daylight hours, seven days a week at Paul’s Slide since April of this year. The safety of our crews remains the first priority. At this time, it is not known when a refreshed estimate for reopening the highway will be made. Further information on progress at Paul’s Slide and Dani Creek will be made as updates become available. Two miles of Highway 1 between Lucia and Limekiln State Park remain closed due to the repair at Paul’s Slide. However, the entire segment of Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast from Cambria to Limekiln, and from Monterey to Lucia, remains open. In addition, repairs to a major slip out at Dani Creek at PM 22.6 continue. Crews are focusing on the tunneling operation to install a culvert through the fill below the roadway with drilling work to begin next week. Repairs at Dani Creek are expected to continue through mid-September.
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.