Continued rock-scaling operation will shut down road at SR246 junction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staff Report 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – A rock scaling operation on Highway 1 near Lompoc will continue next week and will result in a detour for travelers on Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

There will be a hard closure of southbound Hwy. 1/North 12th Street at the junction of State Route 246 and Hwy. 1 in Lompoc from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Travelers will not be able to go south on Hwy. 1, but can continue east on Hwy. 246 in Buellton to reach southbound US 101.

The work/closure will occur north of Jalama Road at PM 18.66.

Northbound Highway 1 travelers can expect delays up to 20 minutes with intermittent closures near Santa Rosa Road. 

Caltrans crews will rappel down the hillside above the roadway to dislodge debris and rock. Cleanup will follow before reopening the roadway to travel. This road work also took place on Jan. 26.

Rock scaling is performed as a preventative maintenance measure to help ensure the safety of all travelers.

Message and directional signs will be in place to alert travelers in the area. Please allow extra time during your commute.

Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.