Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Devil's Slide twin tunnels opened at 2 a.m. this morning

ABC 7 News/Bay Area Traffic, 3/26/13.  "Devil's Slide twin tunnels now open to traffic."

Pacifica highway 1 here I come
Traffic is flowing smoothly through California's newest tunnel system at Devil's Slide in San Mateo County today, a California Highway Patrol officer said. 

Beginning at about 2 a.m. today, traffic was permanently redirected away from a notorious cliffside stretch of state Highway 1 south of Pacifica and steered instead into the Tom Lantos Tunnels, CHP Officer Mike Ferguson said. There have been no reports of any problems, he said.
The tunnels, a pair of north- and southbound bores that run 4,200 feet through San Pedro Mountain, are California's longest tunnels and are the first to open in the state since the Caldecott Tunnel was unveiled in Oakland in 1964, according to Caltrans."  Read more, includes embedded video drive through the tunnel this morning, 1:25 minutes.  Note:  photograph from HNTB News, 3/26/13, includes video, 1.31 minutes.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

todd bray said...

We drove through last night. Loved the faux soot ceiling, it will never look dirty.