Cone Zone Report


MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, May 20 through Saturday, May 26 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast
Due to past slides, State Route 1 is now closed at the Ranger Station North Ragged Point Inn and at Mud Creek.

Highway 1 – Gorda to Lime Creek Bridge: May 15 – May 18
Day time paving along Highway 1 between Gorda and Lime Creek Bridge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Highway 1 – Point Sur Naval Facility – Point Sur Lighthouse: May 21
Day time utility work along Highway 1 between the Point Sur Naval Facility to the Point Sur Lighthouse from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project: May 18th Update
Construction work continues next week, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with high truck volumes as crews move dirt and materials across Rio Road.

The dirt and materials are being moved from the south side of Rio Road to the north side construction site. Trucks and equipment will be crossing Rio Road at regular five to ten-minute intervals with crews controlling traffic during these crossings.

Night work is planned for Monday, May 21, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. This work will be behind the concrete barriers, and will involve relocating telecommunication lines to previously installed new utility poles located near the bike and pedestrian path east of Highway 1. The work will have minimal traffic impacts.  

Additionally, the Monterey County is working to install additional construction signs to help drivers navigate the construction area and access local businesses.

Drivers wishing to avoid the intersection may detour to Carmel Valley Road and Carmel Rancho Boulevard. All business and shopping centers remain open during construction.

Monterey County Resource Management Agency, in partnership with the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, has announced the creation of a text message alert service for the Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project.

Sign up to receive text message alerts by texting Climbinglane to 888777.

Highway 68 – Salinas River: May 21 – May 24
There will be alternating lane closures on eastbound and westbound Highway 68 between  Reservation Road and Spreckles Blvd. for bridge work. The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Highway 101 – Gonzales to Salinas: May 22 – May 23
Daytime maintenance work northbound Highway 101 from Alta Street/Old Stage Road in Gonzales to Potter Road in Salinas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday.

Highway 101 – Soledad to Chualar: May 20 – May 23
Night time striping along Highway 101 between Soledad and Esperanza Road from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Highway 101 – Salinas to San Benito County Line: May 21 – May 25
Night time striping along Highway 101 between Salinas and the San Benito County Line from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

City of Marina – California Avenue: May 20 – June 1

Night time road work will result in the closure of California Avenue between Reindollar Avenue and Imjin Parkway from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to avoid peak commuting hours.

Highway 183 – Salinas: May 24 – May 25
Daytime pavement work will occur along Highway 183 in Salinas between Capitol Street and Riker Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.