Online Open House Now Open for Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes and Bus-on-Shoulder Project

Public input is being sought as Caltrans formally initiates studies for the preparation of the draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes and Bus-on-Shoulder Project and Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project. The proposed project will construct auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on approximately 2.7 miles of Highway 1 between Freedom Boulevard and State Park Drive. The proposed project will also include the reconstruction of two railroad bridges over Highway 1 and the construction of Segment 12 of the Coastal Rail Trail, approximately 1.25 miles in length, from Rio Del Mar Boulevard to State Park Drive.

An online public scoping open house is now live. Along with a project overview, the online open house presents factors to be considered in the draft EIR/EA for this segment of Highway 1 and the Coastal Rail Trail segment. Community members can visit the online open house and provide comments there until Oct. 18, 2020. Visit the online open house at

Written comments may also be mailed to Lara Bertaina, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, District 5, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401; or emailed to