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Hwy. 1 closure to cut off access to Salmon Creek again

New aerial video shows Big Sur's Highway 1 being rebuilt on massive landslide

The massive Mud Creek Slide that wiped out Highway 1 in California's Big Sur on May 20, 2017. This video, taken Sept. 15, 2017, from an airplane, shows new and multiple aerial views of the slide that brought down "8 million tons in five minutes" —
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The massive Mud Creek Slide that wiped out Highway 1 in California's Big Sur on May 20, 2017. This video, taken Sept. 15, 2017, from an airplane, shows new and multiple aerial views of the slide that brought down "8 million tons in five minutes" —

The Highway 1 closure south of the Mud Creek Slide is expected to expand a little bit Monday, Caltrans said.

The closure will move from north of Salmon Creek to just north of Ragged Point while Caltrans conducts “drainage modification work,” meaning workers will weld, hoist and anchor a drainage pipe on the hillside at the recently completed Elephant Trunk Soldier Pile Wall.

The closure’s location change will last from 6 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Caltrans said. Salmon Creek will not be accessible during the work.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

Work was underway in August 2017 on rebuilding Highway 1 over Big Sur's massive Mud Creek Slide, which Caltrans calls the biggest slide in the highway's history. Here's a look at the construction taking place there and the obstacles ahead.

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