Six Months Later Road Still Closed After Massive Landslide

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, November 20, 2017

Six months ago there was a massive landslide that closed Highway 1 in California.

Today that stretch of highway remains closed.

A major slide at Mud Creek closed a 30-mile stretch of the highway in May 2017.

The huge slide at Mud Creek covered about one-third mile of road with 40 feet of dirt and rock.

The slide was on a section of the road that was already closed due to smaller slides. The scale of the slide was compared to a very large slide during the winter of 1983–1984 that closed SR 1 for more than a year.

A replacement roadway is planned to be built over the landslide in 2018, at a cost of $40 million.

State Route 1 is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. At a total of just over 655.8 miles, it is the longest state route in California.



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