Climbing Lane (1 & Rio Rd) schedule, now to finish…

August 17, 2018

Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project Update for Week of August 20th

The current phase of work on the Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project was completed on the morning of August 17th in advance of Car Week event traffic. Construction will resume regular work hours the week of August 27th.

Here is what to expect for the week of August 20th.

  • Day time off-roadway work for landscaping and miscellaneous minor work items.
  • Overnight work for crews to install traffic detectors at both Carmel Valley and Rio Roads. This will require some alternating lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Looking ahead to the week of August 27th, crews will be working on both Rio Road between Highway 1 and the Crossroads Shopping Center and on Carmel Valley Road between Highway 1 and Carmel Rancho Boulevard in preparation for final paving, which is currently planned for the week of September 4. There will be additional details on this next week.

Sign up to receive text message alerts about the project by texting Climbinglane to 888777.

For more information, or to sign up for project updates, contact Christine Poe or (831) 755-5025 or Grant Leo

More Info re State Park Plan

Here is the link to the entire SP newsletter: State Park Plan Note: public comments are open until June 15th. Even if you can’t attend the public meeting tomorrow, you can include your concerns in a public comment.

And here is one page of the 4 page newsletter, for those who can’t or won’t click on the link:


Overnight closure of SouthboundHighway One at Highway 68

This is as clear as any opaque item, at least to me. It appears there will be a working detour, with signs, but darned if I can figure it out based on this description.



      MONTEREY – An overnight project to stabilize a highway embankment will require the full

      closure of the southbound Highway 1/Highway 68 west connector ramp beginning Monday

      night, April 6, Caltrans officials have announced.


Overnight roadwork will require this connector ramp closure for four nights starting Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 from 8 pm to 6 am the next day. A signed detour will be in place directing traffic south to Ocean Ave. then return northbound using the adjacent frontage road back onto Hwy. 1, following signs back to the northbound Hwy. 68 off-ramp.


NOTE: No two consecutive ramps will be closed at one time. Electronic Message Signs will be posted to alert motorists, who can expect delays not to exceed 10 minutes, which is the estimated time to complete the detour. 


Roadwork will consist of stabilizing the slope adjacent to the southbound Hwy. 1/Hwy. 68 connector due to slide damage last December. Roadwork is expected to be complete by Friday morning, April 10.


The contractor for this $281,000 project near the Community Hospital is Monterey Peninsula of Marina, CA.