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Heading to Central Coast Next Week? Here’s What You Need to Know

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On June 22, Caltrans will close a stretch of Highway 41 between the Valley and the Central Coast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for repaving. (GV Wire Composite)
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Anyone driving Highway 41 between Fresno and Paso Robles recently knows about the jarring potholes beginning north of the intersection where Hollywood legend James Dean died in an accident in 1955.

So, on Wednesday, June 22, Caltrans will close the highway in both directions between Highway 46 East and State Route 33 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a repaving project.

Caltrans spokeswoman Alexa Bertola said Monday that the road closure and detours will be well-marked for travelers.

She said that motorists heading south can detour onto Highway 33 to Highway 46 East.  Northbound travelers can detour from Highway 46 East to Highway 33 North and then to Highway 41 just south of Kettleman City.

Highway 1 Bridge Construction Near Cayucus

Motorists traveling north between Morro Bay and Cayucos on Highway 1 should be on the lookout for slowing traffic near Old Creek Road. Construction on a new Old Creek Road bridge is underway and is expected to continue through spring 2023, according to Caltrans.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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