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Old 12-11-12, 03:05 PM   #1
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PSA: SGRT still closed at 183rd southbound

I don't know what the trail looks like south of there but I don't think they're going to hit the Dec 14th completion target on all those orange signs they posted. The detour isn't that big of a deal, just thought I'd let you people know if you're wondering.
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South of 183rd it's open all the way to the beach.
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Passed 183rd this morning...still not completed. The section of the trail further south getting some new asphalt has yet to be completed, as well. I saw some LACPW employees standing around, kicking rocks and playing with some of the lizards, or at least, I thought so. They must have been there for something, obviously not to finish the project. I predict that the construction will be completed sometime next year...
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I almost got hit by a LDDPW truck the other day on SGRT... I was turning to head down under some road (Alondra? ) and a DPW truck was turning on to the bike path. No looking or anything.

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The section of San Gabriel River Trail (SGRT) from Del Amo to Carson has been torn up for resurfacing. I was last through there last week (12/07). They've taken out all the old stuff and it's down to just dirt and gravel - very cyclocross-ish, especially with some of the wet weather we've been having. It's "closed" but totally rideable and even a little fun.
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Old 12-20-12, 04:50 PM   #6
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So, any updates? I'm hoping things have moved along...not holding my breath, though...
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Old 12-21-12, 12:05 AM   #7
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I'm going to go check it out on Monday... day 1 of that ludicrous Strave 500 km challenge. I need some easy miles.
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Rode the trail today...nothing completed, yet. 2 guys watering the trail...that will get it done fellas!
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Rode the trail today...nothing completed, yet. 2 guys watering the trail...that will get it done fellas!
Thanks for the update.

Are they trying to grow cement? Ah, those silly DOT guys.
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Are they trying to grow cement? Ah, those silly DOT guys.
Haha! Good one.

I saw it yesterday. It doesn't look like it's changed much in the last two weeks. They've got some boards going up to shape where they'll put the concrete/pavement. Perhaps they're waiting on some aggregate from the crumbling fiscal cliff or were waiting to see if the Mayans were right, first?
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Thanks for the update.

Are they trying to grow cement? Ah, those silly DOT guys.
By the way...cement is only an ingredient much like flour in baked goods. Concrete is probably what you meant.

Tho in their case they might be trying to grow asphalt.
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Alright fine, Ms. Technicality.

So when are the asphalt seeds going to sprout?
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Still torn up as of the 31st
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Still torn up as of the 3rd.
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Asphalt has been laid down between Carson and Del Amo as of some point this week. Still have it blocked off and as yet need to stripe it but looks like at least SOON this will be ok to ride on...as long as they aren't there working on it.
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Ah, public works. The gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks for the update(s).
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They did so well on the southern part of the trail but were just morons on the northern part. Almost a full month behind schedule.
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They did so well on the southern part of the trail but were just morons on the northern part. Almost a full month behind schedule.
Maybe because the city of Long Beach was able and willing to flex their larger muscle to push the pace whereas now they aren't in such a hurry and the area is also partly Lakewood?
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I contacted them through their website and received a response. They expect that portion to be completed by the middle of next month. The delays have been due to the weather. Just thought I'd add that...
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Ha! Weather!

What, it rained almost 5 whole days, that's why it's going to be TWO MONTHS LATE!

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Ha! Weather!

What, it rained almost 5 whole days, that's why it's going to be TWO MONTHS LATE!

Phooey.
Oooooh, another paving industry "expert"!!!
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Oooooh, another paving industry "expert"!!!
No, just a disgruntled detour user.

Did you actually post something without a grammatical complaint? Interesting.
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Ha! Weather!

What, it rained almost 5 whole days, that's why it's going to be TWO MONTHS LATE!

Phooey.
Yup, 5 days. Good thing it doesn't snow around here. Good grief, I've seen the northbound lanes of the 5 freeway paved faster...
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Oooooh, another paving industry "expert"!!!
They are the experts, yet they didn't forecast for some rain this winter to accurately estimate the project time?

I'm also disappointed, though not surprised, by how little information they have or share about the progress or their projects. They should have a web page, blog, Twitter feed - something! - to keep us informed, rather than make people email.
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They are the experts, yet they didn't forecast for some rain this winter to accurately estimate the project time?

I'm also disappointed, though not surprised, by how little information they have or share about the progress or their projects. They should have a web page, blog, Twitter feed - something! - to keep us informed, rather than make people mad.
FTFY.

They're expert all right... you ever see a public works project that didn't involve at least 5 people standing around doing nothing?
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