Stuntmen? No. It's a Caltrans crew set to rappel down a Central Coast mountainside
Crew will work to dislodge rocks and soil which could come down onto Highway 1 during a storm. Work will shut down section of highway.
It’s going to look like a scene out of an action movie on a Central Coast highway later this week, with a team of people rappelling down a mountainside.
But, they are actually a Caltrans crew working to dislodge rocks and debris which might fall onto Highway 1 during the next storm.
The rock scaling operation will close a section of Highway 1 near Lompoc Thursday morning. People will not be able to go south on Highway 1 from the Highway 1/Highway 246 interchange. Traffic will be diverted onto Highway 246 to reach Highway 101.
The shutdown is expected to last from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.