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Addis Shares Update on Reopening of Big Sur

For immediate release:

BIG SUR — Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) issued the following statement on the planned reopening of Highway 1 near Big Sur:

"It's wonderful that Big Sur is opening. We have been working closely with Caltrans, Senator Laird, Governor Newsom, and local agencies to make this happen. I'm grateful for Governor Newsom's rapid response. As always, my office stands prepared to help those requiring state assistance."

Beginning Friday, May 17th at 6:30 a.m., Caltrans will open the road to signal-controlled traffic. Travelers will be able to access the road a week ahead of the originally predicted reopening.

A portion of Highway 1 near Rocky Creek Bridge was previously closed due to a slip-out at the end of March.

This month, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the heavy storms, opening up nearly $100 million in federal funding to assist areas such as Monterey County.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030