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Highway 1 near Big Sur reopens Wednesday

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 07, 2022

UPDATE (5 p.m.) - A section of Highway 1 between the Big Creek Vista Point and Dolan Point in Big Sur is reopening Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., ahead of schedule.

Caltrans says travelers will encounter one-way reversing traffic control from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through that area over the next few days so road crews can continue working on repairs. Delays are not expected to exceed 10 minutes.

(1:51 p.m.) - A roughly two-mile stretch of Highway 1 near the Big Creek Vista Point at the south end to near Dolan Point at the north end in Monterey County is expected to re-open Thursday by 5 p.m., according to Caltrans.

These closure limits have been in effect since Monday morning to allow for crews to clean up storm debris and repair damaged rock netting at Cow Cliffs.

A broader road closure initially went into effect Saturday, Dec. 3 following several rockslides on the roadway during a rain storm. The road was closed from 2.5 miles south of Big Sur at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn to Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County.

Message and directional signs remain in place to alert travelers of the closure. Depending on their destination, travelers can detour on Highway 101 to Highway 46 to Highway 1 north through Ragged Point to the closure at Big Creek Vista Pt. or take Highway 101 to Highway 68 to Highway 1 south through Big Sur to the closure at Dolan Point.

Caltrans expects to provide another update on Thursday.