A rock scaling operation on Highway 1 near Lompoc will continue next week and will result in a detour for travelers on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

There will be a hard closure of southbound Hwy. 1/North 12th Street at the junction of State Route 246 and Hwy. 1 in Lompoc from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Travelers will not be able to go south on Hwy. 1 but can continue east on Hwy. 246 in Buellton to reach southbound US 101.

Caltrans crews will rappel down the hillside above the roadway to dislodge debris and rock. Clean-up will follow before reopening the roadway to travel. This road work also took place on Jan. 26.

Rock scaling is performed as a preventative maintenance measure to help ensure the safety of all travelers.

Message and directional signs will be in place to alert travelers in the area. Please allow extra time during your commute.

Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at @CaltransD5; Facebook at Caltrans Central Coast (District 5); and Instagram at Caltrans_D5.