Highway 1 will remain closed a few miles south of Big Sur due to a major rockslide that occurred on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23.
Caltrans is mobilizing an emergency contractor to clear the large debris field and to repair a 60-foot section of the damaged roadway at Partington Ridge Road.
The highway is shut down just south of Deetjens Big Sur Inn (Mile Marker 42) and at Lucia (Mile Marker 23). There is no official estimated time of opening but Caltrans is working to have one lane available to traffic later this week.
The rockslide south of Gorda at Mile Marker 7 was 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.
Message signs have been activated to advise motorists. Regular updates will be issued as conditions develop.