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Highway 1 Climbing Lane


Page Last Updated: April 11, 2018 

The Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA) – Public Works announces the construction of the Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project. The project will consist of widening northbound Highway 1 from Rio Road to Carmel Valley Road to provide a truck climbing lane. The truck climbing lane will connect to the existing climbing lane north of Carmel Valley Road. Construction of the Climbing Lane Project will provide better access and reduce congestion in the area. The project duration is expected to last 75 working days, weather permitting.

Construction activities along Highway 1 will start on April 2nd, 2018. The work will consist of installation of temporary traffic control measures, including temporary striping. This will facilitate the demolition work along the easterly side of Highway 1 between Rio Road and Carmel Valley Road. 

The project’s construction activities will require temporary traffic control measures to be implemented, including lane closures, during the course of construction. RMA staff will make every effort to keep the community updated on the progress of the project as well as the impacts of the traffic controls and road closures.  The Monterey County Website, will contain up to date information regarding the project.  
The Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project estimated construction cost of $7,575,220 is funded by various State, County and TAMC funds. Teichert Construction, from Sacramento, California, was awarded the construction contract for this project.  
For more information, please contact Christine Poe, Management Analyst II at (831)755-5025.