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I heard from someone in Caltrans today (6/9/17). She says the project is a priority to fix but it will likely be at least 30 days until the road is reopened. The sinkhole is bigger than it appears from the surface and is at least 10 ft deep.

District 7 is responsible for this repair. There should be updates on their News page coming soon:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/d7/index.php

Or you can call their office at 213-897-3656 in a few days for an update.

Jenn

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Due to a sinkhole located 4.5 miles W. of San Bernardino/Los Angeles County line, Angeles Crest Hwy./SR 2 is closed between Blue Ridge Rd. (on map 64) and SR 39 (on map 63). It is unknown when this will be fixed. A recommended detour begins just outside Palmdale at the intersection of Sierra Hwy. and Pearblossom Hwy. on map 62 and ends at the intersection of Big Pines Rd./FR N4 and Angeles Crest Hwy./SR 2 on map 64. A map is available at this link:

ridewithgps.com/routes/21919533

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Notes on Great Western Express Map 3
« on: June 05, 2017, 09:21:48 am »
Thanks Ladyworldcyclist!

I'll add your information to our next round of Map Updates and Corrections (Addenda) for the Western Express Section 3.

Jennifer

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We recently received a notice from a Michigan DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator regarding a bridge construction project on US 2, in the Upper Peninsula just north of Escanaba. This is a two-year project but they expect to have enough work done for the 2018 riding season such that this will not be an issue at that time.

While cyclists may ride through the construction, MDOT is urging them to ride their suggested detour instead due to the dramatically reduced useable space through the construction. The detour is outlined on their press release:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9620-413282--,00.html

Jennifer



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We have heard from a trusted local source that this has been repaired and the road is reopened.

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Passable: Biking along I-8 in southern CA and AZ?
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:13:52 am »
Be aware there is construction occurring on I-8 this summer. See their site for more info on detours and shuttles for cyclists:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/d11/projects/update8/

Jennifer

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This discussion area frequently sees requests from riders looking for route suggestions, on and off the Adventure Cycling Route Network. There are a number of experienced, knowledgeable touring cyclists on the forum who would like to help you. You can help them do so by providing some information up front in your request:

  • What is your timeframe for riding this route? Include at least beginning and ending months.
  • What kind of riding do you like? Dislike? Consider things like scenery, hills, urban settings.
  • Are you interested in taking in historic or cultural sites? Or are you on the fast track?
  • What are your overnight preferences? Camping in campgrounds, stealth camping, hotels, Warmshowers, a combination?
  • What is your plan for eating? Restaurants or cooking in camp?
  • How many miles a day do you intend to ride?
These are good questions to be asking yourself anyway as you plan a trip so share them up front when asking for advice.

If you have other suggestions to go on this list, let me know and I'll add them.

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Sticky
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:37:03 am »
This sounds like a good idea, John.

I'll write one up. If you'd review it and let me know if you think it needs any tweaks, I'd appreciate it.

Jenn

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Though the bridge has reopened, SR 3 on the Levee Alternate is still flooded from Marys River south to Cora.

Illinois DOT Road Closures map:

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/travel-information/roadway-information/Road-Closures/index

Jennifer

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General Discussion / Re: Where are the rides, stories and pictures?
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:44:33 am »
I agree with other posters, Crazy Guy on a Bike is probably the best site for posting and reading journals of bike travel, especially long trips. This forum isn't particularly well suited for that kind of posting.

That being said, you are always welcome to post about your journeys on this forum. =)

Jennifer

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With high waters of the Missouri River, flooding may close the Katy Trail.

You can check status at this page:

https://mostateparks.com/page/58843/potential-flood-locations

Jennifer

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Massive amounts of flooding are occurring in Missouri, hundreds of roads are closed, the community of Devil's Elbow has been washed away.

At this time, 5/2, I-44 is closed between Rolla and Lebanon. Arterial roads will also have been affected.

We also have reports that the Chester Bridge will be closed as of 5/4 which affects the Mississippi crossing for TA map 113.

You can see the status of some of the road closures at the Missouri DOT website:

http://traveler.modot.org/map/

We are not posting detours at this time as the situation is too unstable and likely to change on a daily basis. Be aware that even if you are able to cycle through, services may be very limited due to damage from the flood waters.

Jennifer

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We have learned via our Tours Department that it is anticipated that the road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will likely remain closed through mid to late June. This is a couple of weeks later than "normal".

This is a potential reroute (going south to north):

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20613663

Jennifer


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Routes / Re: Utah Cliffs Loop (ACA) in early May?
« on: April 28, 2017, 11:13:38 am »
According to this page from Utah DOT, SR 148 which goes through Cedar Breaks National Monument, it won't be open until late May/early June.

http://udottraffic.utah.gov/CLALertViewer.aspx?CLType=3

While the route doesn't go through the monument, it gives you some idea of the area conditions. The route DOES use a number of roads that are likely not plowed.

These conditions will vary from year to year. I suggest contacting the Dixie National Forest to get their take on it this year.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/dixie

Jennifer

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Excellent news. Thanks, jamawani!

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