HIGHWAY 1 FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURE SOUTH OF RAGGED POINT FOR ONE NIGHT NEXT WEEK
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – A full closure of Highway 1 in both directions approximately two miles south of Ragged Point will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19 during the overnight hours from 9 pm until 5 am, weather permitting.
This closure will extend from the traffic signals which maintain 24/7 traffic control north and south of the project area between the San Carpoforo Creek Bridge and south of Ragged Point.
Local resident’s will be able to proceed through the closed area when heavy equipment is not on the highway. Delays are anticipated not to exceed one hour. Electronic message boards will be posted to alert the public.
This full highway closure is necessary so that Caltrans can install pre-cast beams as part of a project to construct a viaduct and retaining wall along this portion of Highway 1.
Please check with CalTrans before traveling
Chain Requirements for Hwy 33
There are Three Levels of Chain Requirements in California Requirement 1 (R-1): Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires1 on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires. All vehicles towing trailers must have chains on one drive axle. Trailers with brakes must have chains on at least one axle.
- Requirement 2 (R2): Chains or traction devices2 are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.
NOTE: (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas.)
- Requirement 3 (R3): Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.
This affects Rose Valley, Reyes Peak, Middle Lion & Pine Mountain. We will try to accommodate campers at Wheeler Gorge.
Upper Oso Campground is now partially open.
Bottchers Gap is still under a temporary closure.
The facility access is subject to river levels at crossing just prior to the facility. During and after large rain events there is a high chance of the crossing being closed.
Additional Campsites to become Reservable
To better serve campers and their families, additional Los Padres campsites managed under concession by Parks Management Company (PMC) will become available for the public to reserve through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) beginning May 1, 2018.
The Los Padres National Forest offers a total of 869 campsites for our visitors to enjoy and now 548 of those are reservable, allowing campers a better “plan ahead” option. As always, if a campsite is not reserved, it will still be available on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis. These two options are part of our continuing commitment to better serve the public and optimize the visitor experience throughout the Los Padres National Forest. Happy Camping!!
Please check your route before traveling!
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