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puzzled.gif posted on 4-5-2017 at 11:24 AM
Road Codifions Mexico 5 from north of Guerro Negro

I have searched BajaNomad for any info of current road conditions 4/2017 from turn off Hwy 1 to the dirt road on Hwy 5 all the way to Algodones.

We are traveling at end of month just want to heads up on road conditions.

I am not sure if Hwy 5 goes all the way to Algodones, but that's where we plan to cross into the US. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sylvialily
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[*] posted on 4-5-2017 at 11:39 AM

Lots of reports over on Talk Baja (facebook if you do it). 23 miles dirt road...graded....eastern most 6 miles should be open soon with more pavement.

That being said...Lots of traffic for Semana Santa will cause wear and there is a race that goes through there the last week of April (actual race date is Monday April 24)
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[*] posted on 4-5-2017 at 11:53 AM

gotta tell ya, CODIFIONS really had me going.

This past January, we went on 5 and it was slow-going but fine.

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[*] posted on 4-5-2017 at 12:42 PM

It is all relative as well. The road changes every week depending on construction and weather. I've traveled it 6 times in 6 months and thought it was in fine shape, yet my buddy went on it once and said he'd never drive on it again.

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[*] posted on 4-5-2017 at 02:40 PM

No, Hwy. 5 northbound goes to Hwy. 2 in Mexicali. Take Hwy. 2 or toll 2-D east for the Algodones road north, before you cross the Colorado River at San Luis.

There are numerous Hwy 5 reports here on Nomad. See the Road Conditions forum and Trip Report forum on Nomad.

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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 06:16 AM

Drove the dirt section last week on our way to Guerrero Negro and back in 1/2 ton pick up.
The 22 miles of dirt road took about 1 1/2 hours taking our time.
No problems. Rest of 5 in excellent shape.
Desert was in full bloom.
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