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Good morning!

It's official, we now have high resolution digital data available for the TransAmerica Trail for sale! To see the details, check out my blog post on the release:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/transamerica-trail-digital-data-now-available/

Viva la TransAm data!

Jennifer

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We received this notice:

The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to temporarily close the Camp Pendleton Bike Path—the only bike access between Las Pulgas Rd. and Basilone Rd. along Interstate 5 (I-5)— for military operations between this Monday, Mar. 28 and Friday, April 1, 2016.  Under normal bike path closure circumstances Caltrans would open the freeway shoulders in this segment to bicyclists, however there is a construction project that has closed the shoulders of I-5 in that segment.  Caltrans will provide a 24/7 on-call shuttle to carry bicyclists through the closures in the I-5 corridor between Oceanside and San Clemente.  The phone number for the shuttle is (619)385-3267.  Pick-up/drop-off locations are at Oceanside Harbor in the east parking lot (NW corner of the lot), at the park and ride lot at Las Pulgas Rd., and Basilone Rd.(at the south end of the Trestles bike path, where it meets Old Hwy 101).  Signs at these locations will include the shuttle phone number.

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Earlier this week we started distributing an updated version of our digital data. It's not as feature rich as the coming digital data product but this interim data will give you a peek into the future and should be easier to use. We have a series of support pages on the website to help you get started and understand how the data works, not only with a gps unit but on mobile devices as well.

For more information, see today's blog post:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/moving-gps-map-data-forward-for-adventure-cycling-routes/

It is exciting to have taken in this step in the process.

Let us know what you think and how it's working for you.

Jennifer

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From PA.gov:

"Kansas Road [labeled Kansas Ave. on Map A] will be closed and detoured between Redstone Drive and Forsythia Drive from Monday, March 7 through June 2016 while crews replace the deteriorated bridge deck and beams. During construction, Kansas Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 611 (Easton Road), Titus Avenue and County Line Road."

For more information see: http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/Pages/details.aspx?newsid=311#.Vt7ey5MrIUF

In addition, there is a second closure on this map:

"Through Summer 2016, the Keith Valley Rd Bridge in Horsham Twp will be CLOSED & DETOURED between County Line and Horsham Rd for bridge reconstruction."

There should be a signed detour for this closure. It expected to last from approximately mid-March through May.

Jennifer

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Routes / I-90 Lookout Pass - Idaho/Montana border 2016
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:05:32 pm »
An early heads up. Idaho Transportation Department will be resuming work on I-90 between Mullan and Lookout Pass on April 11. This project is extensive and closes I-90 to cyclists. They will have a shuttle system like they did in 2015.
The Idaho Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator offered a couple of alternative routes to avoid the shuttle and the construction on I-90:
 
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Northern Route (going westbound)
Exit I-90 at Regis, MT.  Go east on Hwy. 135 to Hwy. 200.  Go north to Thompson Falls.  Turn west onto MT Secondary Hwy. 471 to Thompson Pass.  Continue over the pass into Idaho passing through Murray, Prichard, Enaville and Kingston.  Rejoin I-90 at Exit 43.  The road is paved all the way, very scenic and frequently used by cyclists.
 
Southern Route (going westbound)
Note:  There is no viable southern option for road cyclists.
 
However, if bicycles are set up for gravel, i.e., a mountain bike or a bike with at least 700x32c tires; there is a much shorter detour—only 11.5 miles.  It is the NorPac Trail.  Details can be found at http://friendsofcdatrails.org/maps/for_all/09_NorPac_Trail.pdf
Going westbound the trail starts at the Lookout Pass Ski Area on I-90.

For more information see this blog post from June 2015 on the first half of the project:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/road-construction-impacts-bicycle-travel/

Jennifer

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In Minnesota, SR 371 from Jenkins to Nisswa is under construction from now through Fall 2017. This project will affect the Paul Bunyan State Trail including occasional closures and potentially higher traffic on side roads.

See links below for current status and areas of activity.

MN DOT project: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/hwy371/
MN DNR: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/paul_bunyan/index.html

Jennifer

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We just received this notice from Caltrans:

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The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to close the Camp Pendleton Bike Path—the only bike access between Las Pulgas Rd. and Basilone Rd. along Interstate 5 (I-5)— for military operations between this Monday, Jan. 25 and Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.  Under normal bike path closure circumstances Caltrans would open the freeway shoulders in this segment to bicyclists, however there is a construction project that has closed the shoulders of I-5 in that segment.  Caltrans will provide a 24/7 on-call shuttle for bicyclists to pass through the closures in the I-5 corridor between Oceanside and San Clemente.  The phone number for the shuttle is (619)385-3267.  There will be pick-up locations at the Las Pulgas Rd. parking lot for northbound cyclists, and at the south end of the Old Hwy. 101 bike path at Basilone Rd. for southbound cyclists.  Those locations will serve as drop-off locations for the opposing directions of travel.  Signs at both locations will include the shuttle phone number.  Please share this information and make your plans accordingly. We apologize for any inconveniences in advance.

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South / MOVED: Safety in Florida
« on: January 13, 2016, 01:32:45 pm »

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We recently received the following notice regarding the closure of the Pacific Coast route through the city of Del Mar due to the heavy rains the area has received:

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Greetings Bicycling Community --
...Many of you may be aware that a FULL closure of southbound (SB) Camino del Mar (aka Hwy. 101/SR 21) is in effect in the City of Del Mar between Del Mar Heights Rd. and Carmel Valley Rd.  This closure is expected for 1-2 months.  Northbound traffic is still allowed in this segment, including bicyclists-- of course.  A detour has been established for SB vehicles-- SB Camino del Mar to eastbound (EB) Del Mar Heights Rd./4th St. to I-5 SB to westbound (WB) Carmel Valley Rd. and then back to SB Camino del Mar (Hwy. 101).   
There are several options for bicyclists to detour around the closure.  One that has been established for bicyclists is the shortest route which follows 4th St./ Del Mar Heights Rd eastbound to Mango Dr./ Portofino Dr. and then to WB Carmel Valley Rd. to Camino del Mar.  Extreme grades are present along that detour.  There are other routes available including EB Via de la Valle to SB El Camino Real to WB Carmel Valley Rd.-- a route that includes less intense grades than the proposed detour, but may not include dedicated bike lanes in all segments.  Vigilance by all cyclists is advised in all cases.  It should be noted that wrong-way driving on a bicycle is dangerous and against the California Vehicle Code. Detours should be followed and all cyclists should adhere to California Code.


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We just received notice of this bridge closure and the KY DOT recommended detour:

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Between Mercer, Garrard County Line and Breezy Way. The bridge is closed. The road is closed for repairs. A detour is in operation. See map for detour(s). For the next six months.

The Kennedy Mill Bridge on KY 152 at the Garrard Co/Mercer Co line is blocked. From the Garrard Co side to the Mercer Co side, motorists can take KY 152 East to US 27 South to KY 34 West to KY 2168 West to KY 33 North back to KY 152 East. From Mercer to Garrard, take KY 152 West to KY 33 South to KY 2168 East to KY 34 East to US 27 North to back to KY 152 West.

Jennifer

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We just received this notice from Reno County, Kansas of a bit of road construction that has closed a road on the TransAm:

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There is not a signed detour; However there are road closed ahead signs posted at the closest pave road intersections  on the east and west side of the project with both of them only going south of 82nd Ave. If they wish to stay on paved roads to bypass this project; going west on 82nd, turn south on Hendricks St. to 56th Ave then turn West on 56th to Yaggy Rd then Turn North on Yaggy Rd back to 82nd ; going East on 82nd, turn south on Yaggy Rd to 56th Ave. then turn East of 56th Ave. to Hendricks St. then Turn North on Hendricks to 82nd.  This project is schedule to be completed on July 24, 2015 subject to weather.

.Jennifer.

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We just received this notice:

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Cave-in-Rock ferry (TransAm/Kentucky/Illinois/Ohio River) was closed due to flooding/high water. Since 2.5-3 inches of rain are expected tomorrow [3.13.15]will be added to melt water from snow north of there....they expect it to be closed for at least a week.

Call 618-289-4599 to check status.

.Jennifer.

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