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We have received reports of a biting dog on Indian Ford Rd. Local cyclists have provided us with an alternate around the property where the dog lives.

Eastbound detour: "... [C] 27.5(44)TURN RIGHT ONTO REMINGTON RD. IN 0.2 MI., TURN RIGHT ONTO ABB PITTMAN RD. * 31.5(49)TURN LEFT ONTO INDIAN FORD RD. 31.5(51)MATCHLINE."

Westbound detour: "... * 1(1.6)TURN RIGHT ONTO ABB PITTMAN RD. 4(6)TURN LEFT ONTO REMINGTON RD. IN 0.2 MI., TURN LEFT ONTO INDIAN FORD RD. ..." (subtract 1 mile from each of the remaining narratives)

Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to ride the Atlantic Coast route this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the route. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers using motels.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have any specific reports yet, if you are planning to begin or end a tour in St. Augustine using the Florida Connector this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew in the surrounding area. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to begin or end your Southern Tier tour in St. Augustine this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew in the surrounding area. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to ride the Atlantic Coast route this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the route. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area from St. Augustine through Flagler Beach.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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There is a paving project occurring on SR 96 in Colorado. It is expected to last until November 2016. There are no known, paved alternatives. Ride with caution.

http://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/default?RoadWorkAlertId=237331

Jennifer

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GPS Discussion / MOVED: Cycling from Utah to ACA HQ
« on: August 17, 2016, 12:11:44 pm »

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Routes / Southern Tier Sec 1, California and I-8 - Summer 2016-2019
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:58:59 pm »
We recently received the press release below regarding a long term construction project on I-8 in Imperial County, California.

While this doesn't impact the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route directly, it will affect cyclists who alter the route by riding I-8. Caltrans has asked us to help spread the word to cyclists that if they want to avoid the shuttle and ride the entire distance, they should stick with the published Adventure Cycling Southern Tier Bicycle Route across Imperial County on SR 78 through 2019.

Jennifer


PRESS RELEASE

Date:                          Monday, July 25, 2016
District:                     District 11 - San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact:                    Carmen Sandoval
Phone:                      (619) 688-2556
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Imperial County Bike Shuttle
To Begin on Interstate 8
 
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Beginning Monday, Aug.1, bicyclists traveling on Interstate 8 (I-8) through Imperial County will have a new option to assist in completing their trips as major construction continues on the I-8 Update Project. The shoulders of I-8 and segments of Evan Hewes Highway will be temporarily closed to bicyclists and a shuttle will be provided to carry cyclists in both directions.  Touring cyclists are encouraged to use an alternate route such as State Route 78 to Blythe/Interstate 10 to Arizona.
 
Bicycling enthusiasts can plan ahead and call to schedule a shuttle pickup at four locations along I-8. The four pickup locations are: State Route 115, State Route 98, Ogilby Road and 4th Avenue in Winterhaven. The free shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to noon, seven days a week.  Pickups can be scheduled by calling (760) 337-1759 at a minimum of one hour before.
 
Cyclists are encouraged to be safe and not enter construction zones.  “The safety of cyclists is a very high priority for Caltrans,” said Laurie Berman, District 11 Director, “This shuttle service will ensure they can complete their trips through the Imperial County during the construction.”
 
The I-8 Update (http://www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/8CRCPavementProject.pdf) is a multi-year project that will construct 48 miles of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement and replace asphalt shoulders. The project, to be constructed in five segments, will provide a smoother ride and significantly extend the life expectancy of the roadway. Completion of the project is expected in 2019.
 
More information about the I-8 Update Project can be found at: www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/.
 
Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter and visit CaltransDistrict11 on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CaltransDistrict11) to keep current on transportation information in San Diego and Imperial counties. Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and to Move Over a lane when safe to do so, or slow when highway workers are present with amber lights flashing.
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For about 11 miles, SR 14 out of Cedar City is being chipped sealed this month. It will take some time for it to settle. It may be advisable to get a ride across this stretch until then.

Jennifer

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Due to a landslide in August 2015, FR 227 between Featherville and and Ketchum east of Skeleton Creek has a washed out section. There are Road Closed signs posted at this washout. It does not apply to cyclists. The Fairfield District of the Sawtooth National Forest has built a path for cyclists use. It is rough and you will likely need to walk your bike and equipment. The path is less than half a mile in length.

It is unknown if this road will be repaired further in the near-term.

Jennifer



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We have received word that O'Neil Hwy./SR 370 is going to be chip sealed this summer. The process is slated to begin in early June. It will leave heavy gravel on the shoulders and on the roadway until it has been compacted by automobile traffic. It is advised that cyclists should avoid this road until that time.

To detour around it, use US 97 between Terrebonne and Redmond and SR 126 between Redmond and Prineville. SR 126 can be heavily trafficked so ride with caution. The detour is 5.6 mi. longer.

Jennifer

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Beginning in March 2016, we started hearing from locals that this year's snowpack was heavy, perhaps the highest in 10 years. While some has begun melting, there is still a lot of snow up there.

As of 5/25 Dollarhide Summit, west of Ketchum on the Main Route, is still snowed in. It is predicted it won't be open until late June. It is advised that trips begin no earlier than the 3rd or 4th week in June and even then expect to encounter snow on the ground.

This is directly from the local source:

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And to be clear I don't mean it would be difficult, I mean it would be a dangerous, wet, cold snow shoe hike for miles and miles. The danger part is from an unstable snow pack (snow that is moving and sliding as it melts) , isothermic snow pack that is bottomless (even with snow shoes you would sink to your waist).    As the snow continues to melt the creeks and rivers are running deep and they too are dangerous.  That also means that many of the hot springs are underwater and inaccessible.

While the online 'snotel' websites may be good for reporting overall conditions in the region, they may not be representative of what the road conditions are specifically.

If you have further information, please post it here.

Thanks,
Jennifer

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