HIGHWAY 1 IS OPEN TO THROUGH TRAFFIC.
Presently it is a little bit smoky in the northern section of Big Sur and in the Big Sur valley.
All construction on Highway 1 has been postponed until the Soberanes Fire is contained.
The Big Sur Blog has information about the fire currently burning in Big Sur.
Today's Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALTRANS SUSPENDS ROADWORK ALONG HIGHWAY 1 BETWEEN RAGGED POINT AND CARMEL TO ASSIST WITH SOBERANES FIRE EFFORTS
MONTEREY COUNTY- Caltrans has ceased all scheduled roadwork Big Sur (Ragged Point to Carmel) along Highway 1 until the Soberanes fire is under control. Emergency roadwork to deal with the fire or fire-related activities will continue.
Businesses along the Coast highway remain open but travelers should use caution and expect delays.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through 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
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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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