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Location: pittsburgh, pa

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Tunnel Ride

I called up Penn DOT and got the low down on the tunnels.

On your Route S map, look at p. 15 at the little town of Hiram.
Where the route turns right, we will instead take a left on to an old pump station road.

This road is an old asphalt road and has not been maintained. Take this road about 100 yards, and you'll magically be on the old turnpike at the old Cove (or was it Cole?) Valley exit. Take this for 8.5 miles, watching the road carefully for any asphalt bubbles or potholes. This will take you all the way back to US Rte. 30.

the first tunnel is 1.3 miles long.
the second tunnel is .7 miles long.

We all must be very careful here. The adviser called the tunnel's condition ROUGH!

-Michael

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rode the tunnels a few weeks ago, I have an online trip report here:
http://www.thirdwave-websites.com/bike/pa-turnpike-bike-trail.cfm

You'll want a real headlight to get through them, especially the longer on. Total blackout, can't see either end in the middle.

You'll enjoy it, it's a real treat.
Ed

4:23 PM  

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