[UPDATED With Map, Proposed Alternative] Section of Tijuana-Ensenada Scenic Highway Collapses

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Baja California Civil Protection (DEPC-BC)
[UPDATED with proposed alternative, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., and map of affected area, Dec. 28, 6 p.m.]

[ORIGINAL ARTICLE, Dec. 28, 4 p.m.]:A section of the toll road leading from Tijuana to Ensenada collapsed more than 300 feet toward the ocean early this morning, which is leading to lengthy detours along the smaller, less-traveled free road.

The collapse happened at kilometer 93 just south of Salsipuedes following a magnitude 4.6 earthquake on December 20 along Federal Highway 3 between Ensenada and San Felipe. The road has been unstable for many years and was known for its rough surface and low speed limit; it slipped about a foot on December 27, and then collapsed nearly 350 feet in the early hours of December 28.

There were no reports of injuries or fatalities, though there were vehicles in the vicinity.



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mik84micto
mik84micto

This kind of news is the main reason why everytime I drive to Mexico I make sure I have a car insurance, in my experience, BestMex is the best option anyone can get in that department.

Eva S. Toscano
Eva S. Toscano

Fred yes u are right! but the county is still beautiful. the culture, food, beaches, etc. the only problem is the darn government!!

Gary Summers
Gary Summers

Wow, driven down that several times. Praise god no one was injured.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

They traced it back to the road building materials.  Tortilla chips and refried beans make very poor fill.  

Near Salsipuedes?  Looks like the road did!  How will  the carteles move their product?  Back to burros?

Stephen Greenlaw
Stephen Greenlaw

Typical mexico highway construction, more money in there pockets then the roads the build......

Fred G. Sanford
Fred G. Sanford

Are you denying the rampant law enforcement corruption in Mexico, the control of the cartels, kidnappers, extortionists, drug smugglers, prostitution, beheadings, senseless murders, odor problems & undrinkable water? Don't get me started, I could go on and on.

Marlene Antoinette
Marlene Antoinette

I remember going to Ensenada with my family I think it was Thanksgiving my mom said she didn't want to cook so we made a weekend out of it and had lobster instead we stayed at Las Rocas - hope they can fix it soon and glad no one was hurt

Alex Tavitian
Alex Tavitian

Muchas gracias x las últimas noticias. Eso me ayuda mucho. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Marc Morin-Lebel
Marc Morin-Lebel

I remember driving that road back un '97. Sad because it was a nice scenic road.

Jeff C. Hill
Jeff C. Hill

I was just on the road last Thursday (24 hours earlier) now the detour is going to add an extra hour to get down to my house ,oh well.

René Bruce
René Bruce

Paola, the non toll is the option & Fred yes u r correct please stay out of any other country we don't need more clueless wonders like you in them !!!!

Silvana Garcia Ferrel
Silvana Garcia Ferrel

One time we drove down their in rain...after work.. it got dark before we got to Los Gaviotas. Roads were bad...on way back we saw where we drove thru... half the lane had crumbled down the cliff!!!

Paola Covarrubias
Paola Covarrubias

Yeah Ana Ana Ortiz. It freaken sucks .. Luckily tecate road is an option

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Lalo, todavia puedes. La libre está abierta, nomás la cuota está cerrada. La libre pasa más al este y no lleva este riesgo de falla sísmica. O cruza por la garita de TKT y sigue la carretera 3 hasta Ensenada, pero ¡ojo! los tránsitos de TKT son rapaces!!

Ducky Diaz
Ducky Diaz

scary, i used to drive this road all the time.

Lalo Acevedo
Lalo Acevedo

Yikes. Pensaba ir a Ensenada en enero :(

Raider-sin Rumbo
Raider-sin Rumbo

Pa q vean lo chingon que es ser un "arquitecto" en mex weyes.

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