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Highway 1 could reopen in Big Sur this September

Caltrans now says a stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur could reopen in September.
Caltrans now says a stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur could reopen in September.
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California transportation officials are targeting mid-September for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked by a massive landslide following storms almost a year ago.

Caltrans spokeswoman Susana Cruz tells The Tribune of San Luis Obispo the opening date will be continuously evaluated and the next update will be in July.

Highway 1 has been dogged by slides since December 2016, but the one that hit at Mud Creek near Ragged Point in May 2017 was monumental:

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A vast amount of material buried the road and slid into the ocean, creating 15 acres of new coastline.

Caltrans has since been stabilizing the slide to rebuild the highway, a major tourism route between Los Angeles and San Francisco.