Devil's Slide Tunnels to Open This Month

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - The first tunnels built in California in more than 50 years are slated to open by the end of the month, allowing motorists to steer clear of an ocean cliff-hanging roadway dubbed Devil's Slide south of San Francisco.

The San Jose Mercury News reports Caltrans announced Tuesday that the twin tunnels along a treacherous stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway will open March 25.

Since Highway 1 opened in 1937 the area has been hit with eight landslides, which have caused costly closures that have devastated communities to the south - Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton and Half Moon Bay.

The tunnels cost $439 million to build and took seven years to complete.

The Tom Lantos Tunnels, named after the late congressman, were paid with federal emergency funds.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 197836181 -
Gray Television, Inc.