|Date:||Friday, October 27, 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
REPAIRS COMPLETE AT DANI CREEK SLIDE ON HIGHWAY 1
NORTHERN CLOSURE MOVED TO NORTH END OF PAUL’S SLIDE
MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Crews today completed final repairs at Dani Creek on Hwy. 1 where winter storms took out a large section of the roadway just north of Paul’s Slide. The northern closure of Hwy. 1 moved south today by .6 miles, from the town of Lucia to the north end of Paul’s Slide. The southern closure of Hwy. 1 remains at Limekiln State Park.
Travelers on southbound Hwy. 1 will pass the repair at Dani Creek and encounter a paved turnaround area at the north end of Paul’s Slide. There is no parking at this location. This movement of the northern closure will now provide travelers with direct access to the New Camaldoli Hermitage which was the last business affected by the closure at Dani Creek.
To make repairs at Dani Creek, crews created access in steep terrain down to the bottom of the slide, removed some 30,000 cubic yards of slide material, and built support from the bottom of the slide with fill material.
With compacted fill material in place, crews worked from the inland side of the road to bore through and place an 8-foot diameter culvert under the roadway. This culvert replaces one damaged during winter storms. Crews performed final paving, striping, and installation of guardrails over the last few weeks. Travelers may encounter intermittent traffic control in coming weeks as crews complete revegetation at the site.
Highway 1 remains closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic for 1.5 miles, between Limekiln State Park to the south, and .6 miles south of the town of Lucia to the north.
Crews continue to advance with repairs at Paul’s Slide working seven days a week.
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.
Our crews deserve to get home safely too.
Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov
Traveler information at: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Dani Creek original failure
Original damaged culvert
New turnaround at the northern closure of Paul’s Slide