Update: Highway 41 officially re-opened
Update posted Feb. 15
— Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero is now officially reopened, according to Caltrans. The road had been closed since early January after heavy rain caused a series of rockslides.
While it has reopened, Caltrans warns motorists to expect one-way reversing traffic delays Monday through Friday for the next two weeks from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as additional work is completed. A series of rockslides caused the closure due to heavy rain. As of last Thursday, crews removed 21,000 cubic yards of dirt and rock, enough to fill more than six Olympic-sized swimming pools. After removing the dangerous debris, crews got to work installing netting on the hillside to prevent more slides.
Update posted Feb. 10
–Highway 41 is expected to re-open Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m., according to Cal Trans. Drivers should expect one-way traffic control Monday through Friday for two weeks.
Original story posted Feb. 9
–Highway 41 in both directions, from Ironwood Avenue to Toro Creek Road, remains closed for mudslide removal. The closure is expected to last through mid-February, weather permitting, according to Cal Trans.
The section of Highway 1 in both directions, from Ragged Point to 11.3 miles south of Big Sur, also remains closed due to rock and mudslides.
Up-to-date information on road closures can be found on the CalTrans website.