Projects on Hwy. 1 north of Cambria will cause closures, delays

Highway 1 will be closed Monday through Thursday nights 1 mile north of Ragged Point as crews continue to install new horizontal drains, Caltrans has announced. The closures are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. each day, with the road reopening at 5 a.m. the next morning.

There may be delays of up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as flaggers control one-way traffic.

The drain installation work is slated for completion in February.

Further north on Big Sur, 2 miles south of Lucia and about 45 miles north of Cambria, a $29 million, four-year project is also underway. A 620-foot bridge and protective cover will be installed at Pitkin’s Curve in the Rainrocks area. The road there is subject to one-way traffic control from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Caltrans suggests that, before driving the coast, motorists call a new hotline to check traffic information on Big Sur from Cambria to Carmel. The toll-free number is (888) 836-0866.

Road information is also available online at www.dot .ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm.

— Tribune staff report