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Caltrans work crews are continuing to make progress clearing two landslides on state Highway 1 in Big Sur. 

Design work on a third, larger landslide has been completed and clearing that blockage is expected soon, according to Caltrans.

The highway is closed for a 12.1-mile stretch from just south of Limekiln Creek to Lime Creek Bridge, south of Lucia.

Crews are nearing completion of clearing blockages at Dolan Point. After the road is cleared, the face of the slope will be secured with a permanent cable net. That work is expected to be completed by May 1.

Paul’s Slide is expected to be reopened slightly later because of delays caused by continued minor slides. The road should be reopened by late spring, according to the latest estimate from Caltrans on Thursday.

Meanwhile, design work is complete for a bigger slide at Post Mile 27.8 called Regent’s Slide that will take about 100 days to clear once work begins. That work is still about 30 days from being approved by various regulatory agencies.

About 300,000 cubic yards of material will have to be cleared from the area above and around Regent’s Slide, which is about 10 times the amount of material that was cleared for landslides that closed the highway in winter 2023.