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Bicycle Travel => Temporary ACA Route Road Closures => Topic started by: afrimog on September 04, 2011, 11:04:14 am

 
Title: Adirondack Loop after Irene
Post by: afrimog on September 04, 2011, 11:04:14 am
Anyone have any info on road closures? Considering changing my plans to do the Green Mt. loop to this one because of a tricky road closure on that, but can't find any info. www.511ny.org only has a statement about closures not a map of actual roads closed. Also, seems many campgrounds close by Sept 5 to 10. I am booked to fly in to Burlington on Sept. 14. Any ideas/advice would be welcome.

Thanks
Title: Re: Adirondack Loop after Irene
Post by: JayH on September 04, 2011, 04:02:02 pm
Rt 73 around Keene/Keene valley is in pretty hard shape, there is a detour though, but I'm not familiar with the ADK loop details and don't know how it affects it (or if there are other detours).

So a search through here, there are already a bunch of threads on VT as well as NY and how Irene has affected travel...     

Jay
Title: Re: Adirondack Loop after Irene
Post by: TwoWheeledExplorer on September 04, 2011, 09:51:45 pm
Go to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website for information on state campgrounds in the Adirondack Park. (http://www.dec-campgrounds.com/ (http://www.dec-campgrounds.com/)) There is a map with locations on the website. For reasons unrelated to the storm, about half of the DEC campground do close right after Labor Day, with the remainder closing on October 10th.

Ride safe,
Hans
Title: Re: Adirondack Loop after Irene
Post by: afrimog on September 05, 2011, 10:59:53 am
Thanks guys. Got this from a Lake Placid Bike Shop - in case anyone else is wondering.

We took quite a hit from Irene.
Getting to Lake Placid from the north is fine. The problems are South and East.
86 is open to Jay. 9N to Ausable Forks is being repaired. I think it is passable. 9N to Keene is being repaired. Much of it is gone from Jay to Keene. Passable but ugly especially near Styles Brook.
73 from Keene Valley to the Northway is closed altogether and unpassable.
9N from “malfunction junction” to Elizabethtown is also closed.
A google search of closed roads in Essex and Clinton Counties will find a pretty good up to the minute site with what is open.
Title: Re: Adirondack Loop after Irene
Post by: TwoWheeledExplorer on September 12, 2011, 05:04:05 pm
Latest on Rt. 73; It's open again, both lanes, from the Northway to Lake Placid.

http://adirondackexplorer.org/out-takes/2011/09/12/route-73-dix-wilderness-reopened/

Ride safe,
Hans