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Mid-February '04: The potholes have returned on the road
from Insurgentes to La Purisima. Not just isolated, scattered
potholes, but huge minefields spanning the entire width of the
highway. No repairs have been done after the last two hurricane
seasons. This, coupled with washboard the size of the Rockies on
the dirt road to San Juanico/San Ignacio makes for a very slow,
Only basic repairs were done to the dirt road
after Hurricane Marty in Aug. '03 and, for some reason, it has
not been graded since before that time. Oh how we yearn for the
East Road (Rosarito-La Purisima) which no longer receives any
. . .
As of October 2002
there have been road repairs and most of the giant potholes have
been filled in. Not a bad drive now.
. . .
Most recent trip on this stretch was January and February 2002,
north and south, from Insurgentes to the San Juanico turn-off.
The potholes are on steroids as you travel north from the
turn-off to Comundú. Some span both lanes and must be 6"+ deep.
If we were able to see the crater ahead and had opposing traffic,
we found it safer to slow to almost a stop while the other
vehicle navigated around it before we proceeded. Our
truck/body/camper is on the heavy side so we're a little most
cautious than some, especially on the way out [south] with our
tires still deflated from San Juanico terraceria. Friends took a
motorcycle trip from SJ to Comundú via San Isidro and reported
the road very challenging. Another friend drove this route in his
Toyota 4x4 and said it took hours to get to Comundú. He went out
via the road you described, primarily to save his marriage!
. . .
We drove from Insurgentes to Ejido Francisco Villa to catch the
graded road over to the Comondús. Route 53 had many small
potholes, a result of the passage of Hurricane Juliette. There
were no repairs going on.
May 29, 2000
. . .
The condition of the road was good, although there were
occasional sections of potholes, none of them deep. There was one
crew active at filling potholes.
Watch out for a poorly announced speed bump (tope) in Villa