The Cambrian

Closures planned on Highway 1 between Gorda and Ragged Point

People traveling north near the Monterey-San Luis Obispo county line on Highway 1 can expect daytime interruptions in the traffic flow Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and full overnight closures of the highway (Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.) from Gorda to Ragged Point, starting Monday, June 22. 

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is building a retaining wall in an area known for major slides. The $9.5 million Caltrans project is scheduled to be complete in winter 2016-17.

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 while the roadwork is underway.

Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control during daytime hours via a temporary traffic signal, with delays not expected to exceed 10 minutes. Electronic message boards will be activated on Highway 101 in Paso Robles and Highway 1 in Cambria and Carmel to inform motorists of these highway closures.  

Caltrans instructs 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 the county, call Caltrans District 5 at 549-3318 or go online to