July 17, 2018 – Great news for hospitality businesses on the Monterey Peninsula and in Big Sur, Highway 1 will reopen tomorrow at 10am at Mud Creek allowing travelers to drive the full length of the iconic highway in both directions for the first time in nearly two years.
Trouble along Highway 1 began with road closures due to the Soberanes Fire in 2016, which was followed by winter mudslides and the failure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in 2017. Then an entire mountainside at Mud Creek, near Gorda, gave way in May of last year sending 8 million cubic feet of earth into the surf below.
The Mud Creek slide required a new 1/4 mile stretch of roadway to be built on top of the scarred mountain. The $54 million repair … Read More