More damage than expected is cause of extended closure of 49

Caltrans confident road will open before Memorial Day

This picture clearly depicts how the highway is separating from the embankment along Highway 49 North. Submitted photo by CaltransIt’s one of the most breathtaking stretches of road in California.
And it’s right here in Mariposa County.
Highway 49 North between Bear Valley and Coulterville can be a hair-raising drive, but at the same time, exhilarating.
“Part of what makes it so beautiful also makes it prone to disasters like fires and floods,” said Thomas Lawrence, public information officer f...

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