One-way traffic control on Devil’s Slide until noon Sunday


Posted by on Sun, April 20, 2008

Caltrans has set up one-way traffic control on Devil’s Slide from 8am until noon Sunday morning for "roadwork".

After noon, you should confirm the status of Highway 1 at 511.org.


Is the Slide now closed completely at night? My husband was returning home from SFO at about midnight only to discover Route 1 was shut down past Linda Mar. He had to turn around and take 280 to 92. Not a great thing to have to do when you’ve been traveling for 14 hours. There’s nothing (that I can see) about this on 511.org or the CalTrans site… Was there an accident, or are there specific hours when the Slide is completely inaccessible?

From sfgate.com:
Devil’s Slide reopens to traffic
Chronicle Staff Report

Monday, April 21, 2008

(04-21) 07:06 PDT SAN MATEO COUNTY—Authorities reopened Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide early today, after a fatal accident shuttered the roadway Sunday night.

At 9:23 p.m., a pickup truck went off the highway and one person in the truck was killed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It was unknown whether anyone else was in the truck.

The accident occurred just north of the new tunnel structure.

Devil’s Slide is a treacherous two-lane highway, a narrow and winding cliffside road along the northern San Mateo County coast that has been the site of many vehicular accidents and landslides.

You can find current CHP dispatch information by going to http://montara.com and clicking on the Traffic link.  When the page comes up, select “Bay Area” and then look for SR1 for Hwy 1, and SR92 for Hwy 92.

When you click on an incident, you’ll see information like this (although rarely so grim):
Incident:  1989   Type:  Possible Fatality   Location:  SR1 JNO DEVILS SLIDE   Zoom Map:  726 6F   info as of:  4/21/2008 7:06:02 AM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
3:08AM   IF ANYONE CALLS IN LOOKING FOR THIS VEH PLZ GET NAME AND PHONE // AND GIVE TO CORONER
1:24AM   NB AT LINDA MAR OPEN
1:23AM   SB AT MONTARA OPEN
1:16AM   DOT CPZ, 1039 DOTDCC // CMS 1098
1:14AM   ***SIG ALERT UPDATE*** ROADWAY OPENED
1:13AM   UNIT WILL LEAVE CONES AND SIGNS FOR DOT PICKUP AT CONV
1:13AM   RWAY CLR // RWAY CAN NOW BE OPENED
12:54AM   PER S9 RWAY WILL BE OPEN SOON WILL ADV
11:32PM   ATLAS TOW FRM LINDA MAR ENRT TO SCENE
11:31PM   DOT 1097 SB IN MONTARA FOR HARD CLOSURE // THEN WILL RESPOND TO NB SIDE
11:16PM   SOLO 1144
11:02PM   CORONER 1097 @ 2240 HRS PER B32-21
10:41PM   PER DOTDCC, DOT ETA 30 MIN
10:31PM   ***SIG ALERT UPDATE*** TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED OFF NB 1 AT OUTRIGGER MOTEL IN MONTARA AND SB 1 AT LINDA MAR
10:21PM   LINE 47-1039 DOTDCC // 1023 ETA
10:21PM   1039 32-S9 AFFIRM SEND THEM UP
10:21PM   PER 21 GRAVES MEDIA 1097 REQ TO GO SCENE
10:17PM   91-S2 : REQ DOT FOR THE LONG-TERM CLOSURE ON THE RWC SIDE
10:16PM   CAN THE UNITS ADVISE WHERE THE TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED OFF AT-THANKS
10:12PM   ***SIG ALERT*** NB AND SB SR1 NOF DEVILS SLIDE IS CLOSED DUE TO A TRAFFIC COLLISION-ETO OF 3-4 HOURS
10:08PM   CAN THE UNITS ADVISE WHERE TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED TO-THANKS
10:07PM   LINE 40-1039 DOTDCC
10:05PM   1039 CORONER
10:01PM   LINE 34-DOT CPZ, 1039 DOTDCC
9:58PM   1039 SMSO HAS SR1 SHUT DOWN NB AND SB OUT OUTRIGGER MOTEL // WILL 1023 FOR RWC CHP THEY WERE ADVD OF ETA
9:56PM   1039 32-S9 COPIES LINE 29 REQ IF SO AVAIL FOR LINE 23
9:53PM   1039 91-S2 FOR LINE 23 / RWC CHP ETA 40+ / MAY WANT TO HAVE SO OR PD HANDLE LINE 23 UNTIL THEN
9:52PM   1039 PACIFICA PD
9:49PM   CAN UNITS ADVISE HOW LONG OF A CLOSURE THEY WILL HAVE FOR MEDIA-THANKS
9:46PM   DOT CPZ, 1039 DOTDCC FOR INFO
9:46PM   FIRE PUTTING OUT FIRE / UNK IF VEH IS OCCP D
9:42PM   FIRE 1097
9:31PM   LINE 9 / 1039 FIRE / THEY ARE ENRT
9:30PM   RP RECALLED / NOW ON FIRE
9:25PM   ^NB
9:24PM   1039 SMSO 1141 FOR PREC
9:23PM   RP ADVG TKPK NOT VIS FRM RDWY