WATSONVILLE—Lane closures are in place on Highway 1 where it crosses the Pájaro River to allow crews to repair the storm-damaged bridge.
The work, which got underway Thursday, calls for the closure of one of two southbound lanes of Highway 1 south of Riverside Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol. Additional closure of the northbound lanes may also be necessary.
During different phases of the repairs, travelers can also expect intermittent overnight closures of both southbound lanes. Dates and times for these full closures will be announced in advance.
Overall bridge repairs are expected to be completed by
Crews will place slurry and reconstruct the slopes around the bridge supports and foundation piles which were exposed when water flow from an upstream levee breach eroded embankment material.