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Toll Road Popular With Baja Tourists Will Reopen

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SAN DIEGO (FOZ 11 / AP) - Mexican officials hope to reopen by summer a popular toll road that takes tourists through Baja California after a portion of the scenic corridor collapsed several weeks ago.

U-T San Diego reported Sunday that the closure of the Tijuana-to-Ensenada Scenic Road south of Rosarito Beach comes as tourism to the region is recovering.

State government official Mariano Escobedo says a 4.6 magnitude earthquake on Dec. 19 likely contributed to the collapse.

The area experiences frequent landslides and fixes to the road are common.

Rosarito Beach Hotel owner Hugo Torres told the newspaper some Ensenada hotels lost between 3 percent and 7 percent of guests during the recent holiday, likely due to the closure.

Torres says he thinks loyal customers will continue to drive down using alternate routes.

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