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Highway 1 Reopens

There’s never been a better time to visit the iconic roadway that snakes along the Big Sur coastline

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    California’s Highway 1 has officially reopened and motorists can now drive from Monterey in the north to San Luis Obispo in the south for the first time in 18 months.

    “California’s travel and tourism industry is thrilled that Highway 1 will reopen in late July, months earlier than original estimates,” according to Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta. “Highway 1 is better than ever, and California’s Central Coast is eager to welcome visitors to experience it for themselves.”

    A landslide in May 2017 forced the closure of the roadway in the Mud Creek region of Big Sur. The California Department of Transportation first projected that the repairs would be complete in September 2018 but were able to successfully complete the work several months early.

    For inspiration and information about driving this historic stretch, check out our Road Trip itinerary and listen to the first episode of the California Now Podcast. You can also find a collection of things to do and places to say in our Spotlight: San Luis Obispo County.

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