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Famous US highway to reopen

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San Francisco, July 4: California Highway 1, one of the most famous and scenic roads in the US, will reopen on July 20, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). A stretch of the highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the state has remained closed since a massive landslide on May 20, 2017, reports Xinhua news agency. The rebuilding of the stretch cost $54 million. In the landslide, more than one million tonnes of rocks and dirt fell down, covering almost half a kilometre of the highway. The region’s road transportation and tourism industry have been severely disrupted by the closure of the road. (IANS)