After nearly a year of being closed, the toll road to Ensenada reopened late in the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 16th. Baja California Governor, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, was present at the ceremony to inaugurate the reopened road as was Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza.
The stretch of road between La Fonda and San Miguel had been closed for nearly a year in both directions since collapsing under a massive landslide in December 2013. Traffic was diverted inland via the free road for the past year while the toll road was being rebuilt. With the newly reopened road, Ensenada hopes to see a resurgence of tourism to the area.
Photos by Benjamín Pacheco and Nicté Madrigal.