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Emergency Retaining Wall Repair – Two Full Overnight Closures at Paul’s Slide, Big Sur

MONTEREY COUNTY – Construction work on the existing retaining wall will requires both directions of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) to fully close overnight for two nights, starting on Sunday, Oct. 28.

The highway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. Motorists/ cyclists are advised to plan around these two emergency overnight full closures. This roadwork should be completed by Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 at 6 a.m.

Note: Emergency services will be allowed passage through road closure.

Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January, 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide near Limekiln State Park remains active and continues to be monitored. It has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for over a year and the signal will remain in place.

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is the contractor for this project. Construction work on the existing retaining wall at Paul’s Slide will ensure a safer environment for all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
Highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

TAMC Cone Zone Report – Oct. 7 to Oct. 13

ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR October 7 through October 13, 2018.


MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, Oct. 7th through Oct. 13th.  Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1 – Big Sur:  October 8 – October 12

  • Daytime work along Highway 1 will result in traffic control and flagging at multiple locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The locations are:
  • Big Creek Bridge – striping
  • Bixby Creek Bridge – striping and bridge work
  • Willow Creek Bridge – striping
  • Garrapata Creek Bridge – striping
  • Garrapata Creek Bridge to Granite Canyon Bridge – draining work

Highway 68 – Pacific Grove to Monterey: October 7 – October 12

An ongoing safety improvement construction project along east/westbound Highway 68 (Holman Highway) will require night work with traffic control between Piedmont Avenue and Highway 1 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Highway 101 – Prunedale: October 9 – October 12

The southbound #2 (right) lane of U.S. Highway 101 will be closed between Messick Road and Mallory Canyon Road Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm each day. Delays of up to 25 minutes are expected and motorists are advised to use an alternate route.


Highway 156 – Castroville: October 8 – October 12

A project to resurface the pavement and replace concrete slabs on State Route 156 from the Separation with State Route 1 to the Separation with State Route 183 in Castroville is now underway. Motorists will encounter lane closures on westbound State Route 156 Monday through Thursday during the overnight hours as needed from 7 pm until 6 am and from 8 pm until 6 am on Sundays. Motorists will encounter lane closures on eastbound State Route 156 Monday through Thursday during the overnight hours from 7 pm until 5 am and from 8 pm until 5 am on Sundays.