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Visit California Announces Reopening of Highway 1 Access to Big Sur

Visit California has announced that the section of Highway 1 that allows access to Big Sur, Monterey, has reopened.

Visit California President and CEO, Caroline Beteta said: “Visit California is thrilled to celebrate that travellers can freely explore Big Sur as the summer travel season begins. Highway 1 is a major demand driver for California, inspiring millions of visitors to choose the Golden State for the ultimate road trip experience.  


“California’s travel and tourism industry is grateful to Caltrans for its diligent efforts and flexibility over the past month and a half to get this critical access point open ahead of original estimates. As Caltrans crews continue to work on the closure at Paul’s Slide north of San Luis Obispo, we look forward to marking the full opening of the highway later this year. 

Previous closures have seen tourism businesses face severe revenue reductions and a loss of workforce that can’t be recovered, but community has proven its resiliency time and again. Visitors exploring Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties along Highway 1 and the more inland Highway 101 corridor this summer will certainly help.

Visit California remains committed to highlighting the treasure of Highway 1 to the world and working to provide clear information to coastal visitors and road trippers visiting the state.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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