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Monterey County Sheriff's and California Highway Patrol will be issuing citations for illegal camping on Highway 1 in Big Sur. There is no legal camping on the highway.
CALTRANS NEWS RELEASE
Today’s Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2016
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE ROUTE ONE REALIGNMENT NEAR PIEDRAS BLANCAS CONTINUES
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – A project to realign a nearly three-mile segment of State Route 1 from Point Piedras Blancas to the Arroyo De La Cruz Bridge
near San Simeon continues with the construction of new bridges and grading for the new travel lanes.
Most of the construction during this project will take place adjacent to the existing highway, but motorists may encounter occasional daytime lane closures
Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3 pm with delays not to exceed ten minutes. This project is a result of coastal erosion along this segment of State Route 1.
The contractor for this $19.7 million project is Papich Construction of Grover Beach, CA. This project is expected to be complete by the winter of 2018.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website
Construction of one of three new bridges on State Route 1 Realignment Project.
Existing lanes of Hwy. 1 (left below) with grading for new lanes (right above).
Helpful blogs and links:
County Road Closures (information about Nacimiento-Fergusson Road)
California Highway Patrol Incident Information
California Department of Transportation
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