The Cambrian

Lane closed, but Highway 1 still open through Big Sur

The southbound lane of Highway 1 south of Lucia on Big Sur’s south coast is closed, but the road remains open, Caltrans announced Monday, Feb. 8.

About 200 feet of the lane has been blocked off due to storm-related damage to the shoulder of the highway, the agency reports, but the northbound lane remains open and stop signs have been put up at both ends to allow motorists to take turns using the single lane. Lucia is about 49 miles north of Cambria.

Motorists may also encounter delays a mile north of Ragged Point Inn, about 24 miles north of Cambria, where drain construction has resumed; about 31 miles north of Cambria, where work continues to repair a section of fill washed out by heavy surf; and about 45 miles north of Cambria, where a signal light controls traffic 24 hours a day at Pitkin’s Curve.

For updates, call the toll-free Big Sur highway hotline at (888) 836-0866.

— Staff