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Highway 1 Will Reopen Late July

June 13, 2018 - 10:41 am

(KNX1070) - It will soon be a lot easier to get to the Big Sur coastline from Southern California.

Highway 1 was buried by a huge landslide after the heavy rains of the 2017 winter, essentially cutting off Big Sur from southern access.  But after 14 months, the road should be officially reopened by late July - earlier than expected.

Susana Cruz with Caltrans District 5 tells KNX clearing the landslide was a big undertaking:

The new roadways will be realigned across the landslide area and reinforced by a series of berms, boulders and a new drainage system.