Caltrans has begun a project to demolish and replace the Old Creek Bridges on northbound Hwy 1 near Cayucos.
This $8 million project includes funding from Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
“This project is a result of SB 1, which has allowed us to advance important projects on the Central Coast, and around the state, that enhance safety and mobility for all travelers,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.
Caltran says construction will include a 24/7 closure of the northbound/southbound number 1 (left) lane to install protective barrier for highway workers during the daytime hours.
This will be followed by a traffic switch where travelers headed northbound on Highway 1 will be diverted onto the southbound lanes with two-way (north/south) traffic maintained with a center median to be established until the Spring of 2023.
This traffic switch will allow for the demolition of the bridge on northbound Hwy 1.
A bicycle detour will be established with signage near Old Creek Road and Studio Drive.
The contractor for this project is Papich Construction of Arroyo Grande, CA.
Caltrans says the project is expected to be complete in the Spring of 2023.
SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies.
Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1.