Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/14

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Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/14

Post by Al_HikesAZ » May 20 2014 11:33 am

ADOT announced that the Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks will be closed for repaving from May 27 to July 2, 2014. Apparently it is easier to just shut them down than to try to keep one lane open.

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/switch ... 963f4.html

ooops - I originally wrote July 27 should be July 2.
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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by big_load » May 20 2014 12:11 pm

Al_HikesAZ wrote:ADOT announced that the Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks will be closed for repaving from May 27 to July 27, 2014. Apparently it is easier to just shut them down than to try to keep one lane open.
That's good to know. I'll have family in the area during that interval, and I'm sure somebody will have wanted to use that road.

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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by Al_HikesAZ » May 20 2014 12:29 pm

big_load wrote:
Al_HikesAZ wrote:ADOT announced that the Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks will be closed for repaving from May 27 to July 27, 2014. Apparently it is easier to just shut them down than to try to keep one lane open.
That's good to know. I'll have family in the area during that interval, and I'm sure somebody will have wanted to use that road.
ooops - I originally wrote July 27 should be July 2.
Anybody can make a hike harder. The real skill comes in making the hike easier.
Not if we can help it UNCLE JACK. http://www.sleepingdogtv.com/reel/Uncle-Jack.aspx Not if we can help it.

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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by PatrickL » May 20 2014 7:49 pm

Got a fire burning in the canyon near Slide Rock right now.
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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by big_load » May 20 2014 8:29 pm

Al_HikesAZ wrote:ooops - I originally wrote July 27 should be July 2.
That still hits our interval. Thanks again for the heads up.

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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by mazatzal » May 20 2014 10:13 pm

Patrick L wrote:Got a fire burning
Another one along I-17 near the Bloody Basin exit?

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Re: Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks to close for repaving 5/27/

Post by fotogirl53 » May 23 2014 7:09 pm

The paving project is now on hold due to the Slide Fire. No new timeline has been posted.
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