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Offline mmoser

Southern Tier, Section 7, Map 99 & 100 Detour - March 2018
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:40:28 pm »
Bridge replacements close Old Lloyd Rd./CR 158.   See https://nwflroads.com/projects/430477-1 for updates.

One detour suggestion:
EB from Lloyd, take SR 59 north, then US 90/USBR90 east to Monticello (on map 100)
WB from Monticello (on map 100) continue on US 90/USBR90, then turn left on SR 59 to Lloyd

Another detour suggestion from a cyclist:
WB: 1.8miles after crossing I-10, forced detour will turn you left over RR tracks. In 1.7 mi turn right onto Springfield Rd(will be the first paved road on right). In 1.5 mi turn right onto unsigned SR 59 (I believe this was a T-intersection) In about 1.8(?)mi, take a left at the flashing light, over RR tracks and you're now back on route on CR 158.
This detour is shorter than the way they route cars, as apparently Springfield Rd is not rated for heavy traffic.
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Melissa Moser
GIS Specialist/Cartographer
Routes & Mapping Dept.
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
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Offline paleolith

Re: Southern Tier, Section 7, Map 99 & 100 Detour - March 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 09:12:30 pm »
Additional notes:

There are actually two construction zones. The more easterly, just east of the intersection with Lloyd Creek Rd, includes a temporary bridge, so no detour is required. (The early stages of the temporary bridge are visible in Google Earth imagery from 6 Jan 2018.) The more westerly, about half a mile east of the intersection in Lloyd, is the one requiring the detour.

I personally observed the latter construction on 10 June 2018. It was definitely impassable, a maze of rebar -- it's clear that this is a complete replacement of the bridge. I would not attempt it in hiking boots, much less in bicycling shoes. The natural conditions on both sides of the road make going around the construction on foot infeasible.

The web site (linked in the OP) says projected completion Spring 2019. North Florida has had far more rain than normal this summer, and I would not be surprised if this causes a slippage in the completion date.

The previously suggested detour via Springfield Rd is good. I rode the Gamble Rd and Springfield Rd parts of this detour on the same day that I observed the bridge construction. GSV imagery shows Springfield Rd as a dirt road in 2013, but the 6 Jan 2018 aerial view verifies that it is now paved, as does as my own experience in June 2018. However, I suggest that the best detour is to combine Springfield Rd with Whitehouse Rd between Capitola and Gamble Road. This only reduces the detour by a little over a mile, but it's prettier and has a bit less traffic. In fact, personally, I'd prefer this route as the main route.

EB: in Capitola, turn right on Whitehouse Rd. After about 4.6 miles, reach Gamble Rd / SR59 (stop sign and tee) and turn left. After 0.2 mile, turn right on Springfield Rd. After about 1.5 miles, reach Lloyd Creek Rd (stop sign and tee) and turn left. After about 1.7 miles, turn right on Old Lloyd Rd, using the temporary bridge and rejoining the route.

WB: after crossing the temporary bridge, turn left on Lloyd Creek Rd (the official detour), go about 1.7 miles and turn right on Springfield Rd. After about 1.5 miles, reach Gamble Rd / SR59 (stop sign and tee) and turn left. After 0.2 mile, turn right on Whitehouse Rd. After about 4.6 miles, reach Capitola Rd in Capitola; turn left to rejoin the route.

Edward

Offline paleolith

Re: Southern Tier, Section 7, Map 99 & 100 Detour - March 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 09:38:37 pm »
The bridge work is completed and Old Lloyd Road is fully open. I observed this personally on Sunday October 21. Construction signs and even detour signs are still up, and they haven't finished dismantling the temporary bridge, and it looks like some pavement remains to be laid, but it's all open and ridable.

Although no detour is needed, I still recommend the route I described in the previous post. The official route is OK but my alternate is significantly prettier and quieter.

Edward

Offline mmoser

Re: Southern Tier, Section 7, Map 99 & 100 Detour - March 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 12:38:23 pm »
Thanks for the update, paleolith!  And we'll consider your route suggestion next time we update this map.
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Melissa Moser
GIS Specialist/Cartographer
Routes & Mapping Dept.
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
www.adventurecycling.org