|Date:||Tuesday, October 3, 2023|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers|
|Phone:||(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CREWS CONTINUE TO BUILD UP ROADBED FOR UPDATED REPAIR
AT PAUL’S SLIDE ON HIGHWAY 1
MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Crews are working seven days a week at Paul’s Slide, moving enormous quantities of material throughout the site, and positioning fill materials needed to support the future alignment of the road.
The repair design anticipates a slight repositioning of the highway inland. The design also takes advantage of the shape of the mountain to create additional catchment area on the inland side of the road.
The catchment area will be separated from the northbound lane by concrete barriers and fencing, much in the way it had been for the last several years. The enlarged catchment area will have a greater capacity to collect slide materials and give maintenance crews additional room to work in when they clear debris.
Crews are also designing critical drainage infrastructure at the site which will be installed over the coming months.
Highway 1 remains closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic for two miles, between Limekiln State Park to the south and the town of Lucia to the north.
Due to dynamic conditions at the repair site as well as anticipated impacts associated with inclement weather in the upcoming months, there is no estimated time for full reopening of Highway 1 at Paul’s Slide at this time.
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.
Aerial views of south end of Paul’s Slide showing materials being positioned to support the new alignment of the roadway.
Here are others to show different angles, first published a few days ago: