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There is construction near Condon. Bridge replacement between Cold Creek campground and Holland Lake.
N 47°39.766' , W 113°49.722'

They are letting people ford the river, it's not too difficult.

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On SR 9 north of Silverthorne, road construction is occurring through July between mile markers 126 to 137. Expect delays Mondays-Thursdays. Info: 970-724-4724.

If going northbound, a detour is to take Ute Pass Rd./CR 15, then unpaved CR 3 to Hot Sulphur Springs. This is a few miles shorter, but requires 1,200 feet of extra cumulative climbing. Quite a few miles of it are also unpaved (albeit a good quality).

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On FR 477 between Little Shanley Creek and Black Canyon the road will be closed due to construction from July 15 to around Sept. 1. Please check with the USFS ranger office in Seeley Lake to confirm when construction is complete. Here is a detour around it. It's not known if these roads are signed. You can see them on the forest service map but they aren't shown on the Great Divide map.
9.1(14.6)Bear right onto Cottonwood Lakes Rd./FR 9976.
9.3(14.9)Road forks, stay to the left.
12.4(19.9)Turn left onto Woodworth Rd./CR 67.
14.8(23.8)Bend right.
20.0(32)Continue straight onto Upsata Lake Rd. Woodworth Rd. goes right.
20.9(33.6)Pass Upsata Lake fishing access.
22.2(35.7)At "T", turn right.
23.1(37.1)Turn left onto SR 200.
26.5(42.6)Turn right toward Ovando. Rejoin route.

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Routes / BicyclePA route V
« on: June 02, 2015, 05:26:46 pm »
I am looking for feedback from anyone who has ridden this specific route in Pennsylvania. I'm interested in hearing about road conditions, traffic, lengths between towns and services, topography and whatever else you might want to share. We know that these BicyclePA routes were designed using state highways so I'd like to hear about any deviations to the route on county roads.
http://www.pahighways.com/other/bicyclepa.html
ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/bikes/state_mapV.pdf

Thanks!

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Road construction is occurring on SR 602 from May 18 thru late July, 2015. A detour is posted. Following it adds 3.6 miles to the route.

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In Half Moon Bay, a bridge that the bike path uses is out. Please stay on Highway 1 to get around it.

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Sage Creek Rd. will be closed for construction from April 20 - Nov. 30, 2105. The closure is 31 miles in length. Currently the road is in reconstruction, with road closures scheduled. Closures of up to four hours will be allowed during daytime hours. Traffic will be allowed through the project from 7 am to 8 am, 12 noon to 1 pm, and 5 pm to 6 pm daily. There are no closures scheduled between 6 pm and 7 am. During times of closure all vehicles will not be allowed though, including bicyclists. Last year it was noted that cyclists were camping on the roadway alignment and awoke in the morning amidst construction activities.  Closures of the road is necessary to prevent the intermixing of the traveling public and construction traffic, thus providing the maximum possible safety of the public.

Cyclists - DO NOT camp on the roadway alignment. Plan your day to avoid construction times.

North terminus:
41°29'24.14" N 107°12'05.38" W
South terminus:
41°07'08.02" N 107°09'20.69" W
 
 Currently the road is in reconstruction, with a road closures scheduled.  Road closures of up to four hours will be allowed during daytime hours.  Traffic will be allowed through the project from 7 am to 8 am, 12 noon to 1 pm, and 5 pm to 6 pm daily.  There are no closures scheduled between 6pm and 7am.  During times of closure all vehicles will not be allowed though, including bicyclists.  Last year it was noted that cyclists were camping on the roadway alignment and awoke in the morning amidst construction activities.  Closures of the road is necessary to prevent the intermixing of the traveling public and construction traffic, thus providing the maximum possible safety of the public.

The road will be open on Sundays and the following holidays this year. Memorial Day Weekend: Noon Friday to 6:00 am Tuesday; Independence Day: Noon July 3 to 6:00 am July 5; Labor Day Weekend: Noon Friday to 6:00 am Tuesday. During these times, public traffic can transverse the roadway unimpeded.

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Bull Run Rd. will be closed from 6/5 to 11/6, 2015. Here is a detour:

Southbound: At [F], continue straight/bear right following SR 624. In 1.5 mi., at Craley, turn left onto SR 425 toward New Bridgeville. At , Rejoin route. Add 0.5 mi. to remainder of map.

Northbound:  At I, continue straight on SR 425. in 1 mi., at Craley and flashing red light, turn right onto unsigned SR 624 toward Wrightsville. At [F], Rejoin route. Add 0.5 mi. to remainder of map.

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For anyone planning to ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Minnesota during 2016 and 2017, MN highway 371 will be reconstructed between Jenkins and Nisswa. The guess is that sections of the PBT will be closed to accommodate the construction. The project web site is http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/hwy371/ Three sections of the Paul Bunyan Trail will be relocated (orange areas on the map of the MN 371 project map).

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There is a road closure due to resurfacing and tree clearing on SR 425 N. of New Bridgeville from April into June, 2015. Chapel Church Rd. is a reasonable alternate rather than the posted detour which carries large trucks and is out of the way.

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In Yellowstone National Park, east of Craig Pass, a bridge is being replaced from June 11 through Sept. 10, 2015. Expect traffic delays of up to 30 minutes.

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SR 1 is closed 0.7 mi. N. of the Los Angeles/Ventura County line due to a mud slide.  Here is a detour going north to south beginning at the intersection of E. Hueneme Rd. and Navalair Rd. (on map 57). Northbound riders should reverse these directions. This detour has some steep narrow sections on S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23. We haven't found out how long the closure will be so call the local sheriff's dept. when approaching this area.

SR 1 closure - map 58

↑ Straight continue on E. Hueneme Rd.

3.1 → Slight right to stay on E. Hueneme Rd.

0.1 → Right Turn onto Potrero Rd.

6.0 ↑ Straight Continue onto Lynn Rd.

0.8 → Right Turn onto S. Reino Rd.

0.2 ← Left Turn onto Potrero Rd.

5.2 ← Left Slight onto W. Potrero Rd.

0.8 ← Left Slight onto E. Potrero Rd.

1.5 → Right Turn onto S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23.

10.0 ← Left Turn onto SR 1 S.

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On map 30, state hwy. 24 between turns A and B is closed through the fall of 2014. Use state hwy. 165 as a detour around the closure.

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Between Twisp and Carlton, SR 153 is closed due to a mudslide. We had a rider go through there last week and they are not expecting to open anytime soon.

Clockwise (CC:) To get to Carlton-Twisp Road: coming out of Winthrop, take the Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road (as indicated in the map already). Once you hit the T-intersection at SR 20 (still unmarked), take a RIGHT. The Carlton Twisp Road will be a HARD LEFT just a little ways down the road. The traffic is moderate as this is now the main road from Twisp to Carlton.

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Aaron at Gravity Sports in McCall called about the riding conditions on the Secesh Option. Basically it is unrideable in a couple of sections due to an excessive amount of downed trees and/or rutted trails:

1) From Twentymile Trailhead to Foolhen Meadows Trailhead - he was out here himself and said it wasn't suited to loaded riding of any kind right now due to the number of trees down. He only got about 5 miles in before he had to turn back.

2) From A to F on the map, in addition to downed trees, the trail is quite rutted - this was reported by cyclists coming into the shop. They had spent hours climbing over the downed trees and were frustrated by the amount they encountered.

Aaron talked to the local forest rangers and they stated it would be at least mid-September before they would have a chance to get in there and clear any of it. Apparently this is common due to the nature of the area.

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