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Hwy 1 between Ragged Point and Big Sur to close Tuesday night

The road will remain closed until at least Thursday
Construction on Highway 1 through Big Sur to prompt road closure overnight next week
Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 14:29:05-05

Highway 1 between Ragged Point and Big Sur will close beginning Tuesday night in advance of a significant winter storm expected to bring significant rain to the area.

Caltrans says the 44.6-mile closure between Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County will begin Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The closure is expected to remain in place until at least Thursday when assessments during the day will take place.

Barricades, cones and messaging will be up on both sides of the closure to alert drivers.

Also along Highway 1, evacuation warnings have been issued for areas downslope of the Dolan Fire Burn Scar in Monterey County as Caltrans says debris flows could occur.

The fire burned an estimated 125,000 acres after breaking out in August.

“Caltrans is working with local agencies to minimize travel into Big Sur to allow residents and businesses to evacuate in the safest conditions possible,” according to a news release.

Caltrans says the closure of Highway 1 and evacuation in Monterey County was requested by the California Highway Patrol and supported by Monterey County’s Evacuation Warning.