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Shield of the Day; the California State Route 1 closure signs in Big Sur

Rehabbing a foot injury has me a little behind on my normal writing schedule.  That being the case I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a another shield blog, this time the feature is the California State Route Big Sur Closure signs.






The shield above is located at the intersection of CA 1 and Signed County Route G16 in the Carmel River in Monterey County.  The Carmel River is considered generally the northern extent of the Big Sur Region.  The southern counterpart can be viewed on CA 1 immediately north of the western junction of CA 46 near Cambria in San Luis Obispo County.





The closures in the Big Sur area above were largely a direct result of the Mud Creek Slide located near Ragged Point.  The Mud Creek Slide occurred in May of 2017 which has resulted in a large scale closure of CA 1 as a through route in the Big Area.  The Mud Creek Slide is finally reopening to traffic as of July 20th allowing CA 1 traffic to fully traverse the Big Sur Region once again. 



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