The Cambrian

Stretch of Hwy. 1 in Big Sur could be closed overnight through November

Full overnight closures of Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point — Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. — are expected to continue through approximately the end of November, according to Caltrans. Wet weather could change that end date, however.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control during the day via a temporary traffic signal, with delays not expected to exceed 10 minutes. Motorists will be informed about the closures by electronic message boards on Highway 101 in Paso Robles and Highway 1 in Cambria and Carmel.

Caltrans advises motorists traveling north or south of those closure areas to reach their destinations before 10 p.m. Access will be maintained for local residents and emergency vehicles, and all businesses along the coast are expected to remain open during the roadwork.

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is building a retaining wall in an area known for major slides, especially in the rainy season. The $9.5 million project is expected to be a permanent restoration effort and is due to be complete in 2017.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: