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Hwy 1 Paving in Pacifica: Gray Whale Cove to I-280
Caltrans has awarded contract to pave a ten mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Mateo County from Gray Whale Cove to the Highway 1/I-280 Interchange. Most of the project falls within the Pacifica city limits, but small sections at the northern and southern ends lie within Daly City and unincorporated San Mateo County respectively.
The contractor, Granite Construction of Redwood City, is scheduled to begin work in mid-May on a 120 working-day contract, essentially a five-day work week, excluding holidays. If all goes well, paving should be complete by the end of October 2018.
Work crews will pave over 40 lanes miles, grinding away the old pavement and laying down new asphalt. A short section of highway, at the far north end of the project, is composed of concrete and won’t be paved. Instead, the road surface, worn down by years of use, will be regrooved for a quieter, smoother ride.
All connecting ramps will be repaved or regrooved. Wheelchair accessible ramps will be added at many intersections.
Most work will be performed at night to minimize impacts on the traveling public.
Over the years, Caltrans has made repairs and paved small segments of in this area. But this is the first end-to-end paving project for this section of Highway 1 in over 20 years.