Road Conditions

UPDATED July 31, 2019:


Baja Norte

  • Highway Mexico 5 sustained damage from hurricanes last year but is passable if you take it slow. There are about 10-12 miles of detours and construction south of San Felipe. There are 6-7 bridges that are damaged and impassable as well as some washouts, but there are detours set up. Lake Chapala to Gonzaga Bay is open and passable.
  • The Mexico 1 toll road between Rosarito and Ensenada is currently under construction from Km. 95-98 around Salsipuedes. Please drive slowly and with caution.
  • Road construction is being done on toll road Mex 2D between Tecate and Mexicali from km. 70-90. The road goes down to one lane in both directions. Expect some delays.
  • Mexico 1 through Maneadero has many potholes. Expect to drive slowly.
  • There is road work being done on Mex 1 south of Santo Tomás. Expect delays of up to an hour.
  • Mex 1 is in rough condition with pot holes and worn roads south of El Rosario from Km. 144-175 and then again from Km. 187 to Guerrero Negro. They are working slowly on road repairs in this area.

Baja Sur

  • The road out to Abreojos has a number of potholes.
  • The north road into Scorpion Bay is passable with a four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance.
  • The road from San Ignacio to Laguna San Ignacio is now paved almost all the way out to the lagoon. There are a few stretches where they are doing road maintenance.
  • Highway Mexico 1 has a lot of pot holes and washouts just north of Santa Rosalía near the dump.
  • 30 miles north of Ciudad Insurgentes there are dirt detours while they are constructing bridges.
  • The road out to San Javier is now paved all the way. The road is in good condition but the passes through a number of arroyos where vehicles will need to go through water. Be careful after rains. Inquire in Loreto about the latest conditions.


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