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We heard from one of our ambassador members in Southern Illinois that due to high waters, the Cave in Rock Ferry will be closed for approximately the next week. This affects the TransAmerica Route on map 118 and the Great Rivers Route on map 18. He has posted detour routing on this crazyguyonabike discussion:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=RrzKj&thread_id=211739&v=B&page=1&nested=0

You can also check with the Kentucky Transportation District 1 on their Facebook page for updates:

http://www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict1
(You don't need a Facebook account to read their page.)

.Jennifer.

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We just received this notice from our Southern Tier tour group currently on the road:

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Fires still burning in fort davis, tx. We arrived yesterday afternoon
but shuttled riders immediately to alpine, tx. Spending rest day there.
Just drove back to get mail. We were last ones out before another road
closure.

May want to post that fort davis should still be avoided. Lingering
smoke in the air and still a threat of another evacuation. Shifting
winds may bring flames back tomorrow to finish off what wasn't burned
already. Some businesses open again but not sure how long.

You can read more in his blog posts found here:

April 10: http://biketernity.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-10-fort-davis-91-miles-and.html
April 11: http://biketernity.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-11-alpine-tx-day-of-rest.html

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For information about the probable opening date of the Cascade Highway/SR 50 on the Northern Tier #1 - Maps 4 & 5, Sierra Cascades #1 - Maps 5 & 6 and Washington Parks #2- Maps 26 & 27 please see press release below:

Washington State Department of Transportation – NEWS

North Central Region - PO Box 98, Wenatchee, WA 98807-0098, 509-667-3000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             March 30, 2011

Contact: Jeff Adamson, Communications Manager, 509-667-2815 (Wenatchee)       

Clearing the North Cascades Highway starts April 11
Deep snow and avalanche danger forces latest start in 20 years

TWISP – It’s shaping up to be the latest reopening in 20 years for the North Cascades Highway. Up to 15 feet of snow has fallen in the last month and the avalanche danger is extreme, forcing the reopening to begin later than normal this year.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to begin clearing State Route 20 on Monday, April 11. The 34-mile stretch between the Skagit and Methow valleys has been closed since Dec. 1.

Last year, crews started clearing snow on March 22, and only four weeks later Tootsie Clark was serving her famous cinnamon rolls to the first drivers at the gate when it opened April 16.

WSDOT cannot shift the avalanche crew and snow-clearing equipment from Stevens Pass to the North Cascades Highway until the threat of snow and avalanche danger subsides. “We’ve received a third of a normal season’s snow total in just the last month,” said Avalanche Supervisor Mike Stanford. “We haven’t seen this much snow in years. Right now, there’s a lot of deep, unstable snow in the avalanche chutes above the highway.”

Avalanche control was required today on Stevens Pass due to new snow overnight followed by heavy rain and warm temperatures.

On the annual North Cascades assessment trip on March 17, crews found snow 60 feet deep burying the road below the Liberty Bell Mountain avalanche zone. Pictures are posted on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/sets/72157626170712679/.

The work is expected to take as many as six weeks to complete this year.

For maps, pictures, frequently asked questions and a history of opening dates for the North Cascades Highway, visit the website www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/northcascades/.

Subscribe for reopening e-mail updates here:  www.wsdot.wa.gov/emailupdates.

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We just received notice from the Missouri DOT that they will be replacing some bridges on the Great Rivers Route this spring, summer and fall. They are:

GR #1 - Map 7, CR W, just south of CR WW over Ramsey Creek, approximately 2/23 - 4/23
GR #1 - Map 7, CR W, north of Pike/Lincoln County line over Guins Creek, approximately 5/31 - 7/30
GR #1 - Map 7, CR W, south of CR F over Bryants Creek, approximately 5/9 - 8/9
GR #1 - Map 12, SR 49, over Ottery Creek overflow, approximately 9/12 - 11/1
GR #1 - Map 12, SR 49, over Ottery Creek, approximately 8/1 - 10/1

You can see their recommended detours of these sites by visiting the Safe and Sound website. Select the bridge you want more information about and it's location and a detour will appear in the lower right.

http://safeandsoundmap.modot.mo.gov/flex/SafeAndSound.html

.Jennifer.

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We just received notice from the Missouri DOT that they will be replacing some bridges on the TransAmerica Trail Route this spring and summer. They are:

TA #9 - Map 101, SR 126, between SR J and US 71, beginning 3/9/11 for 56 days
TA #9 - Map 102, SR K, between SR 39 and SR M, beginning 8/1/11 for 53 days
TA #9 - Map 103, SR BB between SR 123 and SR Z, beginning 7/19/11 for 44 days
TA #9 - Map 105, SR 38, between SR F and SR 5, beginning 4/23/11 for 44 days

You can see their recommended detours of these sites by visiting the Safe and Sound website. Select the bridge you want more information about and it's location and detour will appear in the lower right.

http://safeandsoundmap.modot.mo.gov/flex/SafeAndSound.html

.Jennifer.

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Just received this report via Twitter:

> Long-term closure on #acapacificcoast between Palo Colorado Rd and Bixby Bridge in Big Sur. 40ft of road disappeared today.

This occurs on Map 47. CalTrans also reports that SR 1 is closed from 2.5 mi. S. to 1.5 mi. S. of Big Sur. No detour evident.

.Jennifer.

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Gear Talk / MOVED: The Great Divide Trail
« on: March 02, 2011, 06:46:04 am »

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Bicycle Route 66 / Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: December 22, 2010, 12:33:26 pm »
As you may or may not know, Adventure Cycling recently announced our intention to create Bicycle Route 66 which will follow the historic US Route 66 highway as much as practical. You can read more in this press release:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/news/20101122.cfm?use=web

And these two blog posts:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/11/bicycling-mother-road.html
http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/12/bike-route-66-continued.html

The main purpose of this forum area is to provide a place for cyclists to talk about the development of Bicycle Route 66, offer suggestions and generally stay up to date with the project as it unfolds.

We look forward to the conversation.

.Jennifer.

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There is a bridge out on SR 68 between Jackson and Norwood. It is unknown how long until this will be repaired. In the meantime, a detour is required.

Eastbound detour narrative: "...*12(19)Jackson. Turn left onto SR 952. *22.5(36)Turn left onto Grant St. which becomes Old Norwood Wilson Rd. Rejoin route. ..." (add 1 mi. to following directions)

Westbound detour narrative: "...*8.5(14)Wilson. Turn right onto Bay St. which becomes SR 952. *19(30)Jackson. Turn right onto SR 10. *21(34)Turn left onto SR 965. Rejoin route. ..." (add 1 mi. to following directions)

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Illahee State Park is temporarily closed to camping due to the construction/installation of a new sewer system. It will reopen April 2011. Check Washington State Parks website for exact date.

www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Illahee

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There is a construction project on Riverside Dr./SR 136 north of Durham expected to keep it closed until spring 2011. A possible detour is outlined below.

Construction detour Eastbound, from junction of Bald Hill Rd. and Upper Village St.: 0(0km)Continue on Bald Hill Rd. *0.2(0.3)Ride straight onto Hershey Rd. which becomes Rowe Station Rd. *1.6(2)Turn left onto Cobbs Bridge Rd. *2.2(3)Turn right onto Meadow Lane Rd. *3.4(5)Turn right onto Woodman Rd. *3.7(6)Turn left onto Val Hall Rd. *5.1(8)Turn left onto Rice Corner Rd. *6(10)Turn left then immediately right onto Stackpole Rd. *7.6(12)Turn right onto Bowie Hill Rd. *9.6(15)Turn left onto Davis Rd. 11.1(18)Riverside Dr./SR 136. Rejoin the route in Durham.

Construction detour Westbound from Durham on Riverside Dr./SR 136. : 0(0km)Ride southwest on Davis Rd. *1.5(2)Turn right onto Bowie Hill Rd. *3.5(5)Turn left onto Stackpole Rd. *5.1(8)Turn left then immediately right onto Rice Corner Rd. *6(10)Turn right onto Val Hall Rd. *7.4(11)Turn right onto Woodman Rd. *7.7(12)Turn left onto Meadow Lane Rd. *8.9(14)Turn left onto Cobbs Bridge Rd. *9.5(15)Turn right onto Powe Station Rd. which becomes Hershey Rd. *10.9(17)Ride straight onto Bald Hill Rd. 11.1(18)Rejoin route at junction with Upper Village St.


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This is from CalTrans.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 > District: 5 - Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (Bilingual) or Colin Jones - Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHWAY 1 CARMEL TO CAMBRIA PROJECT UPDATE

MONTEREY COUNTY:
Placement of hot mix asphalt overlay on 3 ½ miles of existing highway continues from about 12 miles south of Big Sur just north of Burns Creek Bridge to south of Partington Ridge Road. One-way traffic control is in effect with daytime work hours tomorrow, Oct. 29 and overnight work next week from 6 pm to 6 am. Work is scheduled to complete by Friday, Nov. 5, weather permitting.

Construction on a retaining wall project near Gamboa Point, three miles north of Lucia is completed including striping. Traffic continues down to one lane just south of Lucia at Dani Creek with a temporary signal in place for soundwall installation. Work hours are from 7 am to 5 pm daily with work expected to be completed at the end of summer of 2011. Cyclists traveling southbound are required to press the signal button to activate a longer period to safely get through the narrow one-way uphill section.

The temporary signal about two miles south of Lucia at Pitkins Curve/Rain Rocks for the bridge/rockshed project remains in operation 24/7 with the project expected to be complete in winter 2012/2013.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY: No projects currently under construction along this stretch in SLO County.

Caltrans reminds motorists/cyclists to “Share the Road” and that “we’re here to get you there.” For more information on you can call the toll-free project hotline at (888) 836-0866 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/pitkins/index.htm.
Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer / Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326--Fax --

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Great Divide Section 1, Map B - 2010
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:18:59 am »
At mile 216.6(348.5), FR 9814 is closed due to logging. You will need to detour onto State Hwy. 83 at mile 210.1(338.1). Beware that there is minimal to no shoulder on the highway. The duration of the closure is unknown.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Great Divide Section 1, Map B - 2010
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:12:52 am »
FR 175 is closed from Mile 154.9(249.3) to Mile 161.8(260.5) at Morning Glory Mine due to heavy truck traffic and construction. This will continue until November 1.

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