Work on southbound US HWY 101 on Cuesta Grade begins this week

Two lanes will be closed Jan. 23 and 24

COUNTY — The No. 2 (middle) and No. 3 (right) lane of southbound US 101 will be closed from the top of Cuesta Grade to south of Old Stagecoach Road beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 a.m., weather permitting, according to Caltrans.

These lane closures will allow Caltrans to repair the roadway where a sinkhole is developing.  This roadwork will also include the removal and replacement of a failed drainage culvert beneath those lanes.

Motorists should expect to slow in this construction zone and anticipate delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

The contractor for this $40,000 emergency project is S. Chavez Construction of San Luis Obispo.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.

For traffic updates in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at


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