Thursday, December 4, 2014

Evil Caltrans and CHP to close El Diablo's Slide Tunnels at 10 PM Friday night

Updated 10:58 am, Thursday, December 4, 2014

The rains have nothing to do with it this time, but Highway 1 will again be closed at Devil’s Slide — for six hours late Friday and early Saturday.

Caltrans and the CHP will shut both bores of the Lantos Tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Saturday for state-mandated emergency response drills.

The closure will repeat an all-too-familiar scenario, albeit briefly and in a planned manner this time, that led to the construction of the Devil’s Slide Tunnel, which opened in March 2013.

Before the tunnel opened, the precarious two-lane stretch of highway was often closed — sometimes for months — when heavy rains saturated the unstable cliffs, pulled the pavement toward the Pacific and dropped boulders onto the highway.


Posted by Steve Sinai


Tom Clifford said...

The South bound signage for the closer is terrible, coupled together with the detour signs for the bridge work people are going to wind up in Pedro Point with no Idea of how to get down to H.M.B.

Just Consider It said...

Anybody around this morning to see what happens when the lights at Vallemar stop working? Backed waay way up on Fassler, Roberts back past the hotel almost to Crespi, PCH south of Ace Hardware. All dead stopped.

Makes one wonder if maybe there's something to this 'fix the lights' meme after all.

Anonymous said...

Party in the tunnel!

Caltrans is awesome said...

Party at the hardware parking lot!

Anonymous said...

7:24 I saw it. It was all the way to Linda Mar. The PD had a cadet or boy scout directing traffic.

Ahh Marone, why does everything in Pacifica have to be ass backwards?

Anonymous said...


The hippies are trying to turn the tunnel into a giant bong, just add water and toke up.