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highway 1 closure?

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perth
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highway 1 closure?

We are planning to travel from LA to Monteray Sept 17th and were hoping to take Highway 1 to enjoy JPBNP among other things along the way. Is it likely to be fully or partially closed at this time, or have I misunderstood the situation?

Grover Beach, Ca
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1. Re: highway 1 closure?

Highway 1 is open at this time. The only thing that could potentially close it between now and then is a huge rock slide, which is unlikely since this isn't our rainy time of year and it's often the rains that loosen up the soil on the mountains next to the highway.

FYI: There are a few areas along the Big Sur coast where the highway is down to one lane for both directions controlled by a traffic light. This is due to on-going road work and one section of highway that collapsed last year, but has yet to be rebuilt.

Edited: 9:22 am, July 10, 2012
perth
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2. Re: highway 1 closure?

Thankyou for this information, I imagine this will just delay the travel time a bit, but that's better than missing out on it all together.

Grover Beach, Ca
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3. Re: highway 1 closure?

If you get caught at a red light along Highway 1, the delay likely won't be any longer than 5-10 minutes, if even that.

Dublin, California
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4. Re: highway 1 closure?

You can use this web site to check road conditions in Calif:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

Limerick...
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5. Re: highway 1 closure?

If you have to be at a red light.

Hwy. 1 is the best place to be.

perth
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6. Re: highway 1 closure?

Thanks all for this information, so excited about seeing this beautiful part of the world but got to be patient for another 2 months yet : /

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