Driving North for Memorial Day? Avoid PCH
Driving North for Memorial Day? Avoid PCH

If you plan to head north to the Bay Area for Memorial Day, steer clear of the Pacific Coast Highway. This year’s heavy rainfalls destroyed the Pfeiffer Bridge in Big Sur. The new construction has shut down a large portion of PCH. The $24 million bridge should be completed sometime in September.

Until then, drivers traveling north on PCH will not get past Ragged Point, about 50 miles south of Big Sur. Drivers traveling north would probably be better off avoiding the iconic highway and taking alternate freeways.

California Rainstorms Cause Millions in Damage

The Pfeiffer Bridge is just one of many structures damaged or destroyed during California’s rainstorms. In fact, damages from the storms caused more than $600 million of damage across the state—more than double Caltrans’ annual emergency repair budget.

“Wherever your Memorial Day travels take you, please drive carefully during the holiday weekend,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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