Dovetails nicely with the article Sarah Harvey wrote, published this morning.
CREWS CONTINUE TO MOVE FILL TO SOUTH END OF PAUL’S SLIDE
TO SUPPORT NEW ELEVATION OF ROADWAY
MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Crews continue to work seven days a week on repairs at Paul’s Slide on Hwy. 1 on the Big Sur coast. 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 are building up the elevation of the south end of Paul’s Slide to support what will be the new course of the roadway. The repair design calls for the highway to move slightly inland and to be elevated at the southern approach.
The repair design will also increase the catchment area on the inland side of the highway which will be separated from the roadway by concrete barriers and fencing.
Geotech and hydrological engineers have completed the drainage design for the repairs which will capture water and debris and convey it below the roadway.
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.