People traveling north near the Monterey-San Luis Obispo county line on Highway 1 should prepare for daytime interruptions in the traffic flow from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Also starting mid-May, travelers can expect full overnight closures of the highway from Gorda to Ragged Point from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings, a process expected to begin in mid-May and continue through mid-September, according to Caltrans.
Motorists can expect one-way reversing traffic control during the daytime via a temporary traffic signal from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with delays not expected to exceed 10 minutes.
The $9.5 million project is expected to be a permanent restoration effort to be complete in 2017.
Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is building a retaining wall in the area known for major slides.
Caltrans advises motorists traveling north or south of the closure areas to reach their destinations before 9 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.
Electronic message boards will be activated on Highway 101 in Paso Robles and Highway 1 in Cambria and Carmel to inform motorists of the closures.
Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.
For traffic updates on state highways in San Luis Obispo County, call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm.