Road work on Hwy. 1 near Hearst Castle could cause delays next week

One-way reversing traffic control is expected next week on a busy, 1.5 mile section of Highway 1 from the Hearst Castle entrance south to Little Pico Creek Bridge in San Simeon. Crews are to grind down and repave the road’s surface.

Two days of grinding is scheduled to begin Monday and paving will follow. Roadwork is expected to be completed by Friday.

During work hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., delays are anticipated to be up to 15 minutes.

Souza Construction of San Luis Obispo is the contractor for the $405,000 project being done during the height of the summer tourist season.

For traffic updates on state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 549-3318 or go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upslo.htm.