Road Reports – 1/2/2019

Reports are coming in that the Ridge Route is undergoing construction work. It seems to be taking place about 4 miles north of the southern gate. The construction, thus far, has been patchwork as well as possibly new concrete. The work is being done by Granite Construction Company, which has done work on the road in the past. So far, we don’t know who initiated the work or who is paying for it. Assuming the work is being done to proper standards, set out by the Ridge Route being on the National Register of Historic Places, this is a good sign. As the Federal Government is presently shut down, getting information from them has been a bit difficult. As soon as we find out, we will post the information here.

4 thoughts on “Road Reports – 1/2/2019”

  1. I am encouraged to read the recent posts here. I enjoyed this road for many years – the views and wildflowers in particular. Thank you for keeping on keeping on!! Clare.

  2. According to a very reliable source, there are three processes involved in the RR road construction. New concrete, asphalt overlays and spot patching. One of the primary areas is Reservoir Summit.
    A thank you should go to Plains All American Pipeline, LP, as they are picking up the tab. (Ref.: see Pacific Pipeline Systems, LLC, Consent Decree)
    There is a tremendous amount of asphalt in transit up the road. The material vehicles, large dump trucks, are escorted by pilot cars in and out. Granite Construction has done an excellent job in vehicle control.

  3. I wait, and hope, it gets fixed. So much history, so much time that should be saved….

  4. Sounds very encouraging if confirmed….thanks for the update!

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