California's iconic Highway 1 along the Big Sur coastline is already starting to crack

Mail Online | 8/31/2018 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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A newly rebuilt section of California's Big Sur's scenic Highway 1 near the town of Gorda is already beginning to crack, despite just be reopened last month.

Several cracks in the pavement measuring a foot or even more have been reported along the coastal road which was closed to traffic in May 2017 after being slammed by an enormous landslide.

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The slide took 14 months to clear and $54 million of highway funds were required to make the road passable again.

Officials with the Department of Transportation an early insist the cracks are nothing to be alarmed about and a normal sign of wear for the road as it begins to settle.

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The cracks weren't affecting the integrity of the highway, officials said, adding that they weren't unusual for newly laid pavement in this area.

'That section of Highway 1, at the edge of the continent, is always in a state of movement,' said Jim Shivers, a CalTrans spokesman said to SFGate. 'Our engineers feel like it will probably take a two-year period for the terrain to really settle.'

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CalTrans engineers are now monitoring...
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