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SR 1 is closed from Sycamore Canyon Rd. just north of Big Sur (on map 47) to Ragged Point (on map 49) due to a mudslide. At this time (2/14/17) pedestrians and cyclists are stil allowed to use the damaged bridge though the next storm passing through may change this. See this Monterey County Weekly article for more information. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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SR 1 is closed 0.1 mi. N. of Sonoma/Marin County line due to flooding. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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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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