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Old 04-27-23, 09:07 AM
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Rt.611 closed in Delaware Water Gap

Rr.611 closure in Delaware Water Gap,for cars,are walkers and bikers getting through?
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Old 04-27-23, 12:02 PM
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Rr.611 closure in Delaware Water Gap,for cars,are walkers and bikers getting through?
Which stretch is closed?
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Old 04-27-23, 01:31 PM
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North of Portland. I imagine the rockslides are on the twisty part between the water gap and Delaware Water Gap.
"PennDOT on Jan. 10, 2023, announced Route 611 just north of Portland will be closed for an estimated seven months because of a Dec. 6, 2022, rockslide."
Don't know if it's accessible to bikes.
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
North of Portland. I imagine the rockslides are on the twisty part between the water gap and Delaware Water Gap.
"PennDOT on Jan. 10, 2023, announced Route 611 just north of Portland will be closed for an estimated seven months because of a Dec. 6, 2022, rockslide."
Don't know if it's accessible to bikes.
Holy crap! I wonder if ACA knows. That segment is on its Atlantic Coast route. Iíll check its website.

If the closure is lower down, there may be some workarounds. Going north, one might be able to climb Turkey Ridge out of Portland, make a right at the T onto Laurel Hill and then right onto National Park Dr. That will take you back down to 611. However, a relatively short portion is unpaved. And Turkey Ridge is a steep climb.

Fub fact: Portland is the home town of the guy who wrote ďAll I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.Ē
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I'd probably walk across the footbridge in Portland to NJ and then go to Blairstown, NJ and climb the ridge on Millbrook, rejoining ACA route at Millbrook Village unless one planned to sleep at the church in Water Gap, had one's heart set on that little bakery or needed a dispensary fix before crossing state lines
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62
I'd probably walk across the footbridge in Portland to NJ and then go to Blairstown, NJ and climb the ridge on Millbrook, rejoining ACA route at Millbrook Village unless one planned to sleep at the church in Water Gap, had one's heart set on that little bakery or needed a dispensary fix before crossing state lines
Thatís another option, but it bypasses the campground in Worthington State Forest. Love that place. Saw a bear cub there in 2018.

FYIÖEven if they are full they will make space for you if you are arriving by human power. Best to call ahead and let them know you are coming.
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Last week we rode thru no problem after going around the concrete barriers. There was no construction going on and no obstructions on the roadway. Met a southbound bicyclist using the AC route map so apparently there has been no addendum added yet. Car free from Portland PA to the DWG is the way it should be,it's much too narrow a road to be sharing it with autos.

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Originally Posted by car knocker
Last week we rode thru no problem after going around the concrete barriers. There was no construction going on and no obstructions on the roadway. Met a southbound bicyclist using the AC route map so apparently there has been no addendum added yet. Car free from Portland PA to the DWG is the way it should be,it's much too narrow a road to be sharing it with autos.
Any proposed detour would likely show up in the temporary detours thread on the ACA forum. The map addenda are not updated that quickly. And both are often dependent upon riders communicating current conditions. Iíve done that a couple of times for both temporary road closures and things like service closures. The craziest one was in CO back in 2000. There was a store close to a campground that had burned to the ground a couple of days before. Fortunately, I had decided to go off route to a larger town to shop before riding to the campground.
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