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California’s Scenic Highway 1 to Re-Open for Travelers

California’s Scenic Highway 1 to Re-Open for TravelersUPDATE: On Thursday afternoon, June 9, Caltrans announced it had fully re-opened California Highway 1 to all traffic at Alder Creek just north of the Monterey County / San Luis Obispo County line.

Original Story: California's scenic coastal Highway 1 will re-open to motorists by Friday, June 10, 2011 after Caltrans crews finish clearing away the last truck loads of mountain rocks and debris that closed the route in both directions 40 miles south of Big Sur.

"It could be sooner," a Caltrans spokesperson said, "but it will definitely be by Friday. It's up to the contractor to tell us when the road is ready to re-open."
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California Highway 1 Southbound Traffic from Monterey Now Open, But Northbound Remains Closed

California Highway 1 Southbound Traffic from Monterey Now Open, But Northbound Remains Closed California's coastal Highway 1 once again is open to southbound traffic between Monterey and Big Sur, but remains closed for visitors wanting to head north to Big Sur from San Luis Obispo.

"Highway 1 at Rocky Creek is open to all traffic 24/7 with no ...
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New Rock Slide Adds to California's Highway 1 Problems

New Rock Slide Adds to California's Highway 1 Problems A new rock slide along California's scenic Highway 1 has added to the problems of re-opening the section of the coastal highway from Carmel to Cambria for at least a month, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) said.

Geologic instabil...
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More Trouble for California’s Big Sur As Mudslide Closes Highway 1

More Trouble for California’s Big Sur As Mudslide Closes Highway 1 As if Big Sur's tourist businesses and campgrounds didn't have enough to worry about because of a chunk of Highway 1 sliding into the sea, now a mudslide has closed another section of California's scenic road.

A series of heavy March storms have been ...
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Update: At Least a Month to Reopen California’s Big Sur Highway 1

Update: At Least a Month to Reopen California’s Big Sur Highway 1 It will be at least a month before temporary repairs can be made to allow California's coastal Highway 1 near the resort area of Big Sur to reopen to traffic, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineers have determined.

"An emergency ...
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