Caltrans on Monday held a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the long-awaited Devil's Slide-bypass tunnels.
The ceremony was hosted by local politicians, transportation officials, and the wife and daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the Peninsula lawmaker for whom the tunnels are named.
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Two slick new mile-long tunnels are undergoing final safety tests this month, poised to divert motorists away from an ocean cliff-hanging roadway dubbed Devil's Slide south of San Francisco to a smooth, Alpine-like passageway unlike any in the U.S. today. Read More
UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: San Francisco police have confirmed that the woman found dead in a Lombard Street hotel room Thursday is that of Riverside County resident Colleen Waterman. Read More
Caltrans crews have finished excavation work on two tunnels on the San Mateo County coast that will allow motorists to bypass Devil’s Slide on state Highway 1 beginning next year.More than 314,000 cubic yards of soil, clay and rock has been removed during excavation of the two tunnels, which run beneath San Pedro Mountain just south of Pacifica, Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi said.The tunnels are each 30 feet wide and about 4,200 feet long. Read More
All lanes of traffic are once again open Wednesday on state Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide after heavy rains overnight triggered a mudslide, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The mudslide was reported to the CHP at 10:34 p.m., and arriving officers found a mass of mud about 100 feet wide blocking the roadway, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said. Read More
Engineers and California Department of Transportation crews have drilled more than halfway through the new tunnels at Devil’s Slide on the San Mateo County coast. The long-awaited twin tunnels are taking shape beneath San Pedro Mountain. They will eventually help to reroute Highway 1 away from the twisting stretch of coastline called Devil’s Slide. Crews expect to punch through the other side of the mountain this time next year, and the tunnels are slated to open in late 2011. Read More
A traffic accident on Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide is causing delays, according to police.
At 6:57 a.m., police received reports of an overturned vehicle on the road between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. While ambulances were en route to the scene, the man driving the vehicle was able to free himself from the burning car, according to California Highway Patrol reports. Read More