PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 4, 2015

Hwy. 101—Vista Point Improvement Project Begins Next Week on the Central Coast

CENTRAL COAST – A project to enhance vista points and install interpretive displays along the central coast will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8. The following vista points will be closed intermittently during construction:

The Rancho Cielo Vista Point on State Route 154 and the Arroyo Hondo Vista Point on US Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.
The San Simeon Bay Vista Point and the Piedras Blancas Vista Point on State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County.
The Big Creek Vista Point and the Julia Pfeiffer Burns Vista Point in on State Route 1 in Monterey County.
The La Selva Vista Point on State Route 1 in Santa Cruz County. This location will remain closed 24/7 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 until all construction has been completed this fall.

“These vista point improvements and interpretive displays will enhance the visitor experience as they travel along the state highway system and enjoy the very best of what the central coast has to offer,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

The contractor for this $699.000 Transportation Enhancement Project is RSB Group of Lake Forest, CA. This project is expected to be completed by late November.


Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists may call Caltrans
District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at:

Example of Interpretive Display that the public will see at these vista points.



Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

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