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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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Routes / Re: Bike route through/around Knoxville TN
« on: March 31, 2011, 08:48:46 am »
Hi there,

It looks like the city of Knoxville has a map of recommended routes through the city. Check out the map found on their Bicycle Program page:

http://www.knoxtrans.org/plans/bikeprog/resource.htm

.Jennifer.

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Will it block .getting to the Katie trail and use it some Ive got to go south,, at walnut grove..  Thanks Ron

The Safe and Sound map is a well done resource showing not only locations but also approximate start days and project durations. I'd use it to get the answers you're looking for.

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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Clem,

If you have Section 7 of the Lewis & Clark route (http://www.adventurecycling.org/store/index.cfm/product/48_5/lewis--clark-section-7.cfm), it shows an alternate route to stay on the Washington side of the Columbia River on SR 14 from Vancouver to US 97 where you would pick up the main route. Otherwise, you could cross the Columbia from Vancouver as someone else suggested on I-205.

Hope that helps.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Cross Country Trip: Money, What To Do?
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:47:11 am »
Also, i plan on having my parents mail things to me along the way, including valuables like money or whatever else. How exactly would I go about it. Would I simply have to know where I will be in, say, a week, tell them the city and have them mail it to the post office? How does that work to have them mail things to me along the way?

For more on the Adventure Cycling perspective on General Delivery, check out the blog post I wrote:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2009/12/zip-codes-in-service-directory.html

.Jennifer.

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Hi there,

Have you looked at the resources available through the Florida DOT?

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/touringInfo/ped_bike_touringInfo_maps.shtm

You could also contact the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for suggestions:

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator

phone: 850-245-1527
fax: 850-245-1554
dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

Dwight Kingsbury
Assistant Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator

phone: 8502451520
fax: 8502451554
dwight.kingsbury@dot.state.fl.us


Good luck and let us know what you find out.

.Jennifer.

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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: March 18, 2011, 07:45:30 am »
You may be aware already, but if not, FYI:  There is in print a fine mapset giving a good overview of the Route 66.  It is a 8 map set, one for each state, called  "Here It Is, Route 66, The Map Series", by Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross.  It is available on Amazon, and may help your research.

Thanks, we'll look into it.

.Jennifer.

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cgarch,

Thanks for posting info on a detour for this closure!

.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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Welcome Danielle!

I am also looking for suggestions on a route from Fort Myers Beach to the Tamiami Trail east of Naples. Anyone familiar with navigating this urban area? So far we have looked on Google maps and charted our best guess of a route through the cities.

You might want to check your Google map suggestions against the maps found on the Florida DOT Bicycle Pedestrian page:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/touringInfo/ped_bike_touringInfo_maps.shtm

Or you could get in tough with their office directly for their opinion and/or suggestions:

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
phone: 850-245-1527
fax: 850-245-1554
dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

Dwight Kingsbury
Assistant Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator
phone: 8502451520
fax: 8502451554
dwight.kingsbury@dot.state.fl.us


Hope that helps.

.Jennifer.

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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:26:59 am »
Thanks Reed and Pat! Send me a PM or email with your contact information and I'll get your names added to our list of possible support people.

.Jennifer.

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You might also want to take a look at the Florida county maps and other resources on their DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian pages:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/touringInfo/ped_bike_touringInfo_maps.shtm

Good luck and have a great trip!

.Jennifer.

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