Monday, January 5, 2015

Caltrans Rock Climbers to Help Remove Rocks in Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) Closure

 Caltrans climbers will remove loose rocks from slopes along SR-1 south of Mugu Rock.  Work is expected to begin Tuesday, January 6 at 9 a.m. 

On Friday, December 12, heavy rains caused 12 to 15 mud, rock, and debris slides along Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) requiring the closure of the highway between Yerba Buena Road and Las Posas Road.  The slides came from the May 2013 Springs Fire burn area.   The highway is expected to remain closed until late January.  No motorists or cyclists will be permitted access.
A contractor has been hired to remove the mud and debris, re-position K-rails that were displaced by mud slides, and repair highway shoulders and rip rap that were damaged or washed out. 

Quickmap view indicating the closure on PCH on a
freeway message sign on I-10 in Santa Monica.

Electronic message signs on the westbound Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and SR-1 indicate that the highway is closed.  Motorists should consider using alternate routes around the closure.  Please visit for traffic conditions on freeways and highway throughout the state. 

Please Be Work Zone Alert.