California Department of Transportation

Highway 1/Rocky Creek Viaduct

Current Monterey County News Releases

Following the survey results from the Big Sur community, the hours for full closures of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Creek will be 9 pm to 7 am beginning Sunday, Oct. 14 through the end of February, Caltrans officials have announced.

Roadwork will occur seven days a week, 24/7 with one-way signalized traffic control. Traffic will be stopped for 10 minutes at a time. However, full overnight closures will take place five nights a week Sundays through Thursdays.

The project to construct a permanent viaduct about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky Creek Bridge along Highway 1 began on Sept. 4. Completion is scheduled by Labor Day 2013, weather permitting.

This project came about after a roadway slipout caused severe damage to the southbound lane and required Hwy. 1 to be closed from north of Big Sur and south of Carmel at Rocky Creek from March 17 through April 16, 2011. The contractor for this $11 million project is Golden State Bridge Inc. of Martinez.

In order to minimize traffic impact as part of the project, there will be advance notification for motorists, residents and businesses via a traffic hotline, electronic message signs and email notifications.
      Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For more information, please visit:  or contact the Hwy. 1 Cambria to Carmel Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.

Other Information

Calendar of Non-Closure Nights

BSMACC Powerpoint Presentation

Drilling Locations


Public Informational Meeting Slide Show - October 3, 2012

Project Contact:

Ken Dostalek
Department of Transportation
50 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 549-3133


Last updated: November 29, 2012