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Route 1 - Surfer's Beach Project

Surfer's Trail

Surfer's Trail

Project Description:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the County of San Mateo (County) propose the State Route 1 (Route 1) Surfer’s Beach Shoreline Protection (Project) to install Rock Slope Protection (RSP) along an approximately 175-linear foot section of eroding ocean bluff adjacent to Route 1 at Surfer’s Beach in the City of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California. The project includes paving a 400-foot section of an informal pedestrian trail through Caltrans right-of-way. This trail is not a designated pathway but would connect to the existing California Coastal Trail (CCT) north and south of the project site as well as a staircase to provide permanent public access to the beach. These connections will not impact the CCT. The project area encompasses approximately 3.6 acres, the majority of the project area is adjacent to Route 1 within Caltrans right-of-way and a small portion to the south is owned by the City of Half Moon Bay.

The Project’s objective is to reduce erosion and prevent the collapse of the Route 1 highway embankment while also enhancing coastal access and recreation. This project would provide an interim solution to reduce erosion while a long-term solution to protect Route 1 from future instabilities at Surfer’s Beach is identified.

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