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Highway 1 Climbing Lane

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Page Last Updated: March 8, 2019

Contact:  Christine Poe, Management Analyst II   755-5399

Stay Informed!

During construction, commuters will experience delays and road closures.  To receive text alerts messages about the project directly on your cell phone or electronic device, text Climbinglane to 888777. Stay updated on the construction efforts, changes in lanes affected by the work or additional impacts on the Road Conditions page, Facebook or Twitter

Active construction
:  April 2018 through May 2019

Current Project Update: Project Update - Week of April 1, 2019

Project Description:

The Highway 1 Climbing Lane Project will reduce traffic congestion in this area by creating an additional climbing lane for slow traffic from Rio Road to Carmel Valley Road where it will connect to an existing lane.

  • Phase 1 (April through May): Construction area maps
    Traffic flow shifts to east side of Highway 1 and south side of Rio Road. Excavation, grading, paving and drainage work to create new pavement and striping on south side of Rio Road; widening, new pavement and striping on east side of Highway 1.

  • Phase 2 (June through August): Construction area maps
    Traffic flow shifts to west side of Highway 1. Roadway excavation, grading, paving, drainage work. Activate new signals at Rio Road and at Carmel Valley Road.             

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Project background

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. 

Construction on HWY 1 at Rio Rd
Construction on HWY 1 at CVR