Highway 1

Michelle Loxton

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Caltrans

Highway 1 in Big Sur will reopen Friday, two months ahead of Caltrans’ schedule. A section of the roadway at Rat Creek has been closed since late January.

Luis Alejo

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Brandt Bates

Highway 1 is scheduled to reopen early this summer. A section of the road on Big Sur’s south coast is closed after a debris flow washed out both lanes. The work to repair the damage will begin Monday, March 1.

Heath Johnston

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Monterey County Sheriff's Office

 


 

The Big Sur community finds itself in yet another hardship now that a southern coast section of Highway 1 is closed. This hardship comes after a major wildfire last summer, the storm and debris flows last week and the ongoing pandemic. 

Heath Johnston

The powerful storm that caused outages, flooding and mudflows also washed out part of Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast. Caltrans crews and emergency contractors are now assessing the damage.

Krista Almanzan


There’s a mountain side on the south coast of Big Sur that has been slowly slipping.  Known as Paul’s Slide, it drops rocks, dirt and mud onto Highway 1. Paul’s Slide is also threatening the road that connects a group of monks to the rest of the world.

Brandt Bates

This weekend will be the first in more than a year that Highway 1 is completely open through Big Sur. That will bring even more tourist traffic and businesses and residents are bracing it. 

Driving The New Stretch Of Highway 1 In Big Sur

Jul 19, 2018
Greta Mart @KCBX

Highway 1 reopened to through traffic in Big Sur on Wednesday thanks to a $54-million dollar, quarter mile stretch of roadway. 

California Department of Transportation

Starting Wednesday morning, you can drive all the way through Big Sur on Highway 1. A portion of the road has been closed for more than a year. A massive landslide wiped it out.

John Madonna

Highway 1 at Mud Creek will open sooner than expected.  The road just south of Gorda was wiped out by a massive landslide in May of 2017.  

Erika Mahoney

update: CalTrans says the bridge will open to the public near the end of the day on Friday, October 13th.

A new bridge is taking shape 100 feet above Pfeiffer Canyon in Big Sur. It has been seven months since winter storms damaged the old one beyond repair and left part of the community stranded.

Krista Almanzan

Joe Erwin and I stand on land that didn’t exist before the Mud Creek Slide.  The ocean is at our backs.  In front of us, a semi-truck hauling enormous boulders makes its way down an access road carved into this new hillside.

“You know when you first see it you are overwhelmed by how big it is.  And you think what can we possible do,” says Joe Erwin, Project Manager with CalTrans.

courtesy John Madonna

The plan to clear a massive landslide that fell on Highway 1 in Big Sur earlier this year is to not clear it.  Instead CalTrans will build a road on top of it.

Erika Mahoney

Areas of Big Sur that have been nearly impossible to access are opening up. Adding to the growing list of businesses and State Parks, you can now visit the Esalen Institute.  It reopened Friday after the longest closure in its history.   

Doug McKnight

As the Soberanes Fire burns to the east, a steady stream of traffic continues to flow down Highway 1.  While the road  officially remains open, Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal discourages drivers from using it.