Paul’s Slide undergoing geotechnical evaluation

Date:Wednesday, August 2, 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 RELEASEUPDATE #47GEOTECH INVESTIGATIONS TO DETERMINE NEXT STEPS AT PAUL’S SLIDEMONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Continued movement of the hillside has paused slide removal efforts at Paul’s Slide. The result of current Geotech studies will help determine specific next steps for repair efforts. Geotech crews continue to study measurements of recent slide activity and, in coordination with Caltrans engineering teams, will design repairs based on the assessment of these slide conditions. Our approach continues to prioritize the safety of crews who have worked almost nonstop since late March to remove slide material and stabilize the hillside. A two-mile closure of Highway 1 remains in effect between Limekiln State Park and Lucia. Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast remains open from Cambria to Limekiln, and from Monterey to Lucia.                                                      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: information at:                            | #BeWorkZoneAlert | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | ###   Kevin DrabinskiPublic Information OfficerCaltrans District 550 Higuera St.San Luis Obispo CA 93401Office: 805.549.3138Cell: 805.748.1858TTY 711 

3 thoughts on “Paul’s Slide undergoing geotechnical evaluation

  1. Thanks for the update Kate. I read that the hermitage is now open and assessable from the north.

  2. Be very wary of any CT “geotechnical evaluation”. If your guys down there are anything like our guys up on the Mendocino Coast, they will eff it up.

  3. I know this is the wrong thread, but I don’t know how to create my own. Kate, I have been checking all day for your consistent “Sunday Post”. I always look forward to it! I hope all is well with you. You are much appreciated by many and also many more. ❤️

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