Plans call for Highway 1 at the north end of Big Sur to reopen by April 16, a month to the day after a 60-foot section slid into the sea, Caltrans said Monday.
An Oakland contractor will take on the $2.5 million emergency, temporary repair to allow the road to reopen.
Condon-Johnson & Associates will drill vertical soil nails today to stabilize what’s left of the crumbling roadway, according to Caltrans.
The highway continues to remain closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles and pedestrians.
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The two-mile closure runs from just north of Bixby Bridge, about 85 miles north of Cambria, to Palo Colorado Road, about 15 miles south of Carmel.
All Big Sur businesses and parks remain open and accessible from the south via Highway 1.
— Bert Etling