The California Transportation Commission has authorized expenditure of $3.8 million to build a retaining wall on Highway 101 south of the Cuesta Grade, Caltrans has announced.
Work on the project will begin in October and take about a year.
The 900-foot-long retaining wall will restore and stabilize the southbound slow lane and shoulder of Route 101 on the south side of the Cuesta Grade, about 1.8 miles north of Hawk Hill Lane.
Caltrans will close the southbound slow lane and shoulder for the duration of the project. The closure will run from the southern end of the project, 1.8 miles north of Hawk Hill Lane, to the Cuesta overhead bridge on the north side of Cuesta Grade.
Truckers will still have access to the brake check area at the summit.