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Upper Hoh Rd. (which intersects with the route) is closed for road repairs from 9/5/18 through 10/6/18 from the Olympic National Park boundary eastward into the Park. The boundary begins 12 miles from US 101. There is no access allowed to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Campground.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Northern Tier to Lewis & Clark?
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:19:59 pm »
You can go here and click on Bicycle Map to see highway information with traffic counts, shoulder widths, etc. That should help make your decision. US 89 is closer the the Rocky Mountain Front so the views are good. The roads farther east are out on the plains.
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/bikeped/bikes/default.shtml

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Due to military operations, the Old Pacific Coast Highway and bike path will be closed from San Onofre State Beach (I-5 Exit 71) to the Las Pulgas gate (I-5 Exit 62) from Sept. 24-28 and Oct. 1-5, 2018. Bicyclists may ride on the I-5 shoulder during the indicated days of the Old Pacific Highway closure.

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Routes / Re: Arkansas High Country Tour
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:29 am »
Yes, we will - sometime next spring.

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CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

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CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

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The Helena Ranger District was going to notify us when the road was reopened. It's a big project. I suspect it is still closed. You can call Heather at 406-495-3924 to confirm.

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I spoke to the Helena District Ranger today. Until July 23 the road will be open. The contractor is working on nearby roads but not on the one we use between turns G and H on the new maps.

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Martin:
I have been waiting for several days for someone from the Helena NF to call me back about this. If you have talked to the Helena NF and they say it's open I would go ahead and ride the main route. The small section of road that I was told is closed is only 1/2 mi. long and I think the road number is 692/South Fork Quartz Creek Rd. I was also told (by a USFS person who oversees permits in Region 1) that often a road is usually only closed in small portions even though it's stated that the entire length of a road is closed.

I will try to reach someone again this afternoon.

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There is extensive road construction on SR A1A/200 from I-95 east to Amelia Island. Completion is currently scheduled for summer 2020. Bike lanes and shoulders are missing so cyclists should avoid riding the highway during rush hours. Kyle at SuperCorsa Cycles on Amelia Island has provided an online detour between Yulee and Amelia Island which is safer: https://www.supercorsacycles.com/touring

Thanks Kyle!

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Large parts of the Capital Crescent Trail are temporarily closed due to construction for a light rail line. It will reopen sometime in 2022. A local member gave us this detour:
Southbound: At turn J, turn right onto Jones Mill Rd., then immediately turn left onto Jones Bridge Rd. Go 1.7 mi. At Rockville Pike (also unsigned Wisconsin Ave.) turn left. Go 1.1 mi. At Bethesda Ave., turn right. Go 0.2 mi., then turn left onto signed Georgetown Branch Trail. The Trail is on the left just past the intersection of Bethesda Ave. and Woodmont Ave.
Northbound: At Bethesda Ave., turn right. Go 0.2 mi. At Wisconsin Ave., turn left. Go 1.1 mi. At Jones Bridge Rd., turn right. Go 1.7 mi. At 'T", turn right onto Jones Mill Rd., then immediately turn left onto signed Georgetown Branch Trail.

For a different signed detour see http://www.purplelinemd.com/en/cctrail

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Caltrans has announced the Mud Creek Slide construction zone on SR 1 will be opened to traffic beginning July 20, 2018.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/community/cambrian/article214288004.html

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Routes / Re: Western Express or the Utah Cliffs
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:59:11 pm »
This was added to the Map Updates and Corrections addenda last month for Western Express Section 3:

It appears that the campground/lodging at Lake Powell Resort and Marinas, and the store at Hite Outpost are closed. This closure means that there are NO SERVICES for 124 miles between Blanding and Hanksville. Primitive camping is still allowed along the shoreline near the boat ramp in Hite. You can also camp at the Ranger Station, which is unstaffed most of the time. The restroom next to the ranger station is open 24 hours and has water.

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In Colorado, the Sugarloaf fire is burning southeast of Kremmling and the Williams Fork Reservoir, just southeast of CR 3. Air quality in the Williams Fork Valley along CR 3 is deemed dangerous. To detour around this use SR 9 between Kremmling and the Ute Pass Rd.

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In the Helena National Forest on section 2 map A (on the new 2018 maps), the road between turn G and turn H will be closed from July 23 to Sept. 30, 2018 due to hazardous tree removal. Trees will be felled into the roadway, then a contractor with large equipment will be moving trees into piles on the North and South Fork Quartz Creek Roads. These roads will be closed to the public. The detour around this closure is to follow the Boulder Alternate.

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