Work at Paul’s slide on Route 1 requires overnight closure

Three overnight closures in Big Sur starting Aug. 5

MONTEREY COUNTY — Augmenting the existing retaining wall will require both directions of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide to fully close overnight for three nights, starting on Sunday, Aug. 5.
The highway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. Motorists and cyclists are advised to plan around these three emergency overnight hard closures. This roadwork should be completed by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.
Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January of 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide remains active and continues to be monitored; it has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for the last 12 months and the signal will remain in place.
John Madonna Construction is the contractor for this project. Augmenting the existing retaining wall at Paul’s Slide will ensure a safer environment for all travelers, Caltrans stated.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or visit their website at


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