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
Portions of Highway 1 will be closed this weekend due to construction on the ongoing project to rebuild Doyle Drive.The aging southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge is in the midst of being reconfigured into a new highway called the Presidio Parkway. Read More
Roadwork planned to affect a portion of state Highway 1 in Pacifica throughout this week has been suspended, Caltrans officials said Monday.Crews were scheduled to build a concrete wall, which would have left traffic down to one lane on the highway about a half-mile south of Linda Mar Avenue everyday this week. The area has been prone to rockslides, according to Caltrans. Read More
Caltrans will reduce a portion of state Highway 1 in Pacifica to one-way traffic for five days beginning this morning, officials said.The highway will go down to one lane of traffic about a half-mile south of Linda Mar Avenue from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day though Friday, according to Caltrans.Crews will be building a new concrete wall on a hill above the southbound lane that has been prone to rockslides. Read More
Motorists will be unable to use portions of Park Presidio Boulevard on Saturday night and Sunday morning due to road closures related to the Doyle Drive rebuild.Park Presidio Boulevard, which acts as State Highway 1 in San Francisco, will be closed in both directions between Lake Street and Highway 101. The road closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday night and last until 11 a.m. on Sunday. Read More
Contrary to what a construction sign said on state Highway 1 on Sunday and Monday morning, zombies did not wreak havoc in San Francisco last weekend.The sign was the target of hackers who apparently cracked open a lock on a control box, keyed in a password and typed in “Zombies Plunder SF” in place of what should have been a ramp-closure notice for the Presidio Parkway road project.Molly Graham, a spokeswoman for the Caltrans project, was not amused. Read More
The northbound Interstate Highway 280 ramp to state Highway 1 and 19th Avenue in San Francisco has reopened after a fatal crash this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle at around 3 a.m., CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said.The connector ramp was closed to traffic until about 5 a.m. as CHP officers investigated the incident. Read More
San Mateo County plans to make a stretch of Highway 1 between Half Moon Bay and Devil’s Slide safer for bikers and pedestrians and less congested for drivers — a project that could eventually end up lowering the speed limit. Read More
A man was killed this morning after his car plunged off a cliff near state Highway 1 in San Mateo County, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
CHP officers responded to reports of a crash on Highway 1 near Montara State Beach at about 6:45 a.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.
Two vehicles appeared to have been involved in the collision, which caused one of them to leave the roadway on the southbound side and plunge more than 100 feet, Bartlett said. Read More