Highway 1 To Reopen After Pájaro River Flooding
Crews are working to reopen Highway 1 across the Pájaro River later tonight. A team of structural engineers completed assessments and reported that the bridges there can safely accommodate traffic without restriction.
Southbound lanes of Highway 1 are expected to open later this evening and northbound lanes are estimated to reopen by tomorrow morning.
Construction crews are clearing debris and making final checks across the north and southbound bridges in advance of this reopening. The exact timing for the reopening of the bridges will be disseminated on social media as it becomes known.
Travelers on Highway 1 can expect delays and lane closures over the course of the next months as crews work to reconstruct eroded embankment material around the bridge supports.
Additional information on traffic closures in support of this reconstruction work will be provided as it becomes available.
Caltrans engineers will continue to monitor the bridges and surrounding roadway over the course of the next months.
Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.
Our crews deserve to get home safely too. Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.
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