Mud Creek Landslide Driving The New Stretch Of Highway 1 In Big Sur By Greta Mart @KCBX • Jul 19, 2018 Greta Mart @KCBX Listen Listening... / 2:57 Highway 1 reopened to through traffic in Big Sur on Wednesday thanks to a $54-million dollar, quarter mile stretch of roadway. Scenic Highway 1 Opens To Through Traffic Early By Krista Almanzan • Jul 17, 2018 California Department of Transportation Listen Listening... / 1:39 Starting Wednesday morning, you can drive all the way through Big Sur on Highway 1. A portion of the road has been closed for more than a year. A massive landslide wiped it out. Big Sur's Esalen Reopens After Record Long Closure By Erika Mahoney • Jul 28, 2017 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 3:17 Areas of Big Sur that have been nearly impossible to access are opening up. Adding to the growing list of businesses and State Parks, you can now visit the Esalen Institute. It reopened Friday after the longest closure in its history.