SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Crews in Monterey and San Luis Obispo County are actively engaged in repairing Highway 1 at Paul’s Slide on the Big Sur coast. The estimated full reopening of the highway is anticipated in late spring 2024.

Current Progress:

  • Repair efforts are focused on grading the site and delivering fill material to the south end to support the new road alignment.
  • Elevation of the south end is a priority, and further progress will lead to surveys determining the exact path of the elevated road, located about 60 feet inland from its previous course.

Infrastructure Development:

  • Final design of drainage infrastructure is complete, with crews fabricating elements for five new independent culvert systems.
  • Future work includes the installation of protective rockfall barriers on the northbound side, drainage infrastructure, and southbound guardrail.

Weather Impact:

  • Recent rains have caused intermittent production delays. Crews prepare for forecasted rain and adapt to saturated ground conditions post-rain.

Work Schedule:

  • Crews maintain a seven-day workweek to meet project deadlines.

Current Travel Status:

  • Highway 1 is open for travel from Monterey/Carmel to 0.6 miles south of Lucia, and from Cambria/San Simeon north to Limekiln State Park.
  • No vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic is allowed across the Paul’s Slide repair site due to construction activities and the risk of slides and rockfall.

Road information and updates are available on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter (@CaltransD5), Facebook (Caltrans Central Coast — District 5), and Instagram (Caltrans_D5).