Southbound lane to be closed on Cuesta Grade for up to six months

Drivers along the Cuesta Grade should expect the far-right southbound lane of Highway 101 to be closed up to six months as crews build a retaining wall along the freeway starting Tuesday.

The No. 3 lane will close from just north of the Grade to north of Ryan’s Gate, according to a Caltrans news release.

Bicyclists will be detoured through Old Stagecoach Road, the state roads agency says.

The $3.3 million project is expected to be completed in December.