Location #1

This location is just east of the northbound exit to Avila Beach Rd. In the back part of the turnout, a large pile of pieces of the old highway can be found. I actually researched this location quite a bit for the project. The large cut here destroyed all of the old highway, and it was only after I interviewed several long time residents, and the late Alex Madonna that I was able to approximate the path of the old highway through here.

Various pieces of concrete including broken sections of the old highway.

Closer view of cement pieces.
Large section of slab.
View looking west of the Avila cut for the current freeway. According to the late Alex Madonna, the original route before the cut was made went right down the middle of the four lanes.


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