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Jul 29th 2020, 07:06 AM   #1
A2B
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

  ATK Rotax, Buell xb12ss, CL160
Road Construction Blues

Just got home from a 4 day Idaho, Oregon loop ride yesterday and man,,,, road construction everywhere (mostly chipseal work). I really want to bitch about the seemingly lack of concern some construction crews have for motorcycle safety, but what I'm interested in is possibly avoiding it in the future. Anyone have/using an app that tracks rural road construction projects? Ideally like my weatherbug app, it warns you that lighting is in the area and sometimes you can adjust your travel to avoid a bad storm. Anything like that for road construction? I'm going to check, but if someone has some ride history with one, I'd love to hear your reviews. DOT sites have project lists, but hard to understand because it's mile markers, bridges, roads names, etc. that you're not familiar with. Aside from miles of chipseal and Oregon tar snakes it was a great trip, glad to be home before the real hot hot hits. Highly recommend the huckleberry milkshake at Boggan's. When it's 102 down there, you gotta stop.
Jul 29th 2020, 03:24 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Not so much good luck, I use the state DOT sites to get the rough project info, and have also reached out to the phone numbers of the local groups. As you mention, they often just use a start stop project date and you never know what phase you will hit it in. Just roll the dice and go. Sounds like you hit some of my favorite roads.
Jul 29th 2020, 03:46 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I use the DOT camera websites, they show construction info with a small icon where the work is going on. Its really a crap shoot any who. My fav's like 36/96/299/3/175/20 in CA had delays this year.
Jul 31st 2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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  Apr 2016
  Olympia

  2014 KTM 690 / BMW R1150 GS
Whaaaa😂🤣They improved the roads...
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