Highway 1 remains closed overnight a few miles south of Big Sur due to a major rockslide that occurred on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23.
Caltrans has mobilized an emergency contractor to clear the large debris field and to repair a 60-foot section of the damaged roadway at Partington Ridge Road.
As a result, crews will open one lane at 8 am, noon and 4 pm today to allow vehicular and bicycle traffic through the slide area. The highway is shut down just south of Deetjens Big Sur Inn and at Lucia.
The rockslide south of Gorda at Mile Marker 7 has been cleared so there is no closure at Ragged Point in SLO County.
Businesses in the northern Big Sur community south to Cambria remain open and alternate routes for motorists are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.