Although their was major flooding and a few bridges were damaged, it appears that Baja Highway 1 and Baja Highway 3 are in full operation with very minor delays.
You've gotta be impressed with how quickly Baja is able to repair their highways - or find quick fixes - after sever flooding and damage to the highways. Within just a few days of a number of important bridges getting washed out in the heavy rains of late January, Baja had detours implemented and construction crews working round the clock to get the Baja highways flowing again.
As of February 2, 2010 - we are hearing reports from our customers that Baja Highway 1 is flowing normally with very minor delays at some of the washed out bridges. Even Highway 3 from Tecate to Ensenada is up and running with no 4 wheel drive needed.
The Baja bridges that got washed out
There are two bridges that were completely washed out in northern Baja. One bridge is just north of San Quintin, and another bridge at El Rosario was completely washed out. Current travelers are reporting that traffic is being diverted into the now dry arroyos, so the bridges can be bypassed while construction crews work to repair them. Amazingly, there are only short delays at each of these bridges.
While road conditions are a bit more hazardous than normal, make sure you definitely get the highest quality Mexican auto insurance before leaving on your road trip to Baja. Our Mexican auto insurance covers your vehicle for damages caused by weather conditions! Some other Mexican insurance may exclude this - so make sure you get the highest quality Mexican insurance coverage through our website. You can purchase and print your Mexican insurance policy online or call our office - 800-485-4075