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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 06:01 PM
Gonzaga to Chapala Improving!


I just returned from a trip down south and went through Gonzaga to Chapala. Going south, there was a lot of work going on and had to detour off of the blacktop quite a bit. However, the good news was coming back north a week later; we only had to do a little bit of dirt near Highway 1 and the hills where they are cutting through the mountain. Once we were on the blacktop, it was smooth sailing all the way to Gonzaga! It was our fastest trip yet from Highway 1 to Rancho Grande; only 35 minutes! We were able to run on new asphalt the majority of the way!

I don't know if they have a new company doing it, but they are really making progress! Lots of work going on in several different sections... It might just get completed yet!!! If they keep it up, it will be done in 2020! (fingers crossed) :bounce::lol:




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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 06:07 PM


How many miles of dirt did you run do you think?





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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 06:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
How many miles of dirt did you run do you think?



hmmmm….. hard to judge off the top of my head. I would guess 8 miles or so? The dirt we did run was in great shape and nicely graded. I was surprised though, once we hit the asphalt we ran it all the way into Gonzaga! I think this changes daily depending on what they are working on. Some of the road was only paved on 1 side, but we could still run it.




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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 07:58 PM


Thanks Pacifico.
Did you use the new bypass or go past Coco's Corner?
Did you note any kilometer markers at the new points of interest?
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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 08:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thanks Pacifico.
Did you use the new bypass or go past Coco's Corner?
Did you note any kilometer markers at the new points of interest?
Thank you.


I used the new bypass...no longer have to go by Coco's. Sorry, no km markers noted. I'm sure some of the detours change day to day as they work on different sections. But, a lot more paving has been completed!




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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 04:39 AM


Going to be tough to maintain with the violent flash floods they get off the mountains.
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 07:14 AM


The llantera at Chapala is going to lose a lot of business
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 08:35 AM


Let us know when they begin replacing the 9 bridges washed out almost 1 year ago, south of Puertecitos. Also, the progress of the highway work north of Puertecitos.
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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Let us know when they begin replacing the 9 bridges washed out almost 1 year ago, south of Puertecitos. Also, the progress of the highway work north of Puertecitos.
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There were some improvements on that section too, David. I didn't count the number of detours, but there were less than before. That one big one that went under the bridge was no longer there...if I remember right. :?:




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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 06:52 PM


Thanks amigo!



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