Caltrans has announced that the Highway 1 viaduct project in Ragged Point will result in full overnight closures from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. beginning Monday, August 12 for up to four weeks.
The closure will extend from north of the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge to south of the Ragged Point Inn, which is approximately 34 miles south of Esalen.
These overnight full highway closures will continue each week, Sunday night through Friday morning from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. to allow for the construction of the foundation of the viaduct. Emergency vehicles will maintain access during these overnight closures.
Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control within the project limits on Monday, August 12 from 5:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
The highway closure and traffic control is part of an emergency project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall on Highway 1 near Ragged Point.
A temporary traffic signal is scheduled to be activated in late August or early September allowing traffic to proceed in each direction 24/7 until project completion. Electronic message boards will alert the public.