Big Sur Coast Communications

Totally Unofficial Road Information For
Highway One
in Big Sur

Winter 2019

6 January 2019
Latest news from CalTrans:

Both Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) sites looked good this morning and the forecast for today/tonight has gone down so there will be no preemptive closure today. Crews will assess again tomorrow.

Winter is here, there is a line of storms in the forecast, there is a possibility we may need to preemptively close Hwy. 1 with less than 48 hours’ notice. Crews will continue to assess the sites, monitor the forecast, and provide an update as conditions warrant.

Motorists are advised to consult the hotline before driving on Highway 1 in the Big Sur area.
The toll-free phone number is (888) 836-0866

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(Search for SR 1 or call (888) 836-0866)

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of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

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Big Sur Area Mile Markers

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Hopefully its open now.

Older Stuff

Rocky Creek Slip
Post Mile 60.00±
Rocky Creek Closure March 17th, 2011  Photo by Colin Maxwell

One lane Open!

Partington Slide
Post Mile 38.20
Partington Slide @ Hwy 1-Photo Jon Knight
Closed Partington Ridge Road as well -Photo Jon Knight

Partington Slide from Partington Ridge Road              Photo by Colin Jones, CalTrans

Pitkin's Curve
Post Mile 21.2

The Beginning- March 14th 2000

Pitkin's Curve, Rain Rock, January 2006

Work at Pitkin's Curve February 2012

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Southbound

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Northbound

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Northbound


Other Pitkin Photos