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Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« on: November 07, 2020, 06:59 AM »
If you plan to head to Bartlett lake I am thinking it won't be long before they have to close SB ramp due to low water as fast as the lake is dropping, hopefully TNF will update there website when that happens and put up the sign they did a couple years ago when they closed it on the big sign at the turn off to the upper lake off of Bartlett lake road.

I have no idea what County roads dept. has planned but on the way in to the lake and then on the way out there were electric signs saying road construction starting mid November and going through the middle of June next year :o and to expect delays :dontknow:I saw survey sticks all over the side of the road so don't know what is going to happen that takes 7 months :(
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Re: Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 07:33 AM »
If you plan to head to Bartlett lake I am thinking it won't be long before they have to close SB ramp due to low water as fast as the lake is dropping, hopefully TNF will update there website when that happens and put up the sign they did a couple years ago when they closed it on the big sign at the turn off to the upper lake off of Bartlett lake road.

I have no idea what County roads dept. has planned but on the way in to the lake and then on the way out there were electric signs saying road construction starting mid November and going through the middle of June next year :o and to expect delays :dontknow:I saw survey sticks all over the side of the road so don't know what is going to happen that takes 7 months :(

Since Iíve only been there the one time and launched at yellow cliffs, Which ramp is the SB ramp at Bartlett?

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Re: Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 04:29 PM »
Same as Yellow Cliffs some people call it SB ramp
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Re: Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 06:03 AM »
Talked to TNF yesterday, they are looking at probably having to close SB (Yellow Cliffs) ramp by the the middle to end of next week due to low water. They indicated they would put a sign up at the ramp warning what day it may close so people don't get caught with the gate locked on them when they come in from fishing like a few years ago. That could change if SRP starts to do some releases from Saguaro or they dump horseshoe lake (all 4% in it) 
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Re: Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 04:37 PM »
Talked to TNF yesterday, they are looking at probably having to close SB (Yellow Cliffs) ramp by the the middle to end of next week due to low water. They indicated they would put a sign up at the ramp warning what day it may close so people don't get caught with the gate locked on them when they come in from fishing like a few years ago. That could change if SRP starts to do some releases from Saguaro or they dump horseshoe lake (all 4% in it)

Things changed SRP changed over to releases for the Salt side more than Bartlett so the lake is only dropping a few inches a day so Yellow Cliffs ramp will hopefully stay open for a while.
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Re: Road construction and SB ramp will probably close soon
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 04:39 PM »
From Macopa county roads

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be doing roadwork on a six mile stretch of Bartlett Dam Road from Cave Creek Road to Horseshoe Dam Road.  Their PIO says most likely when they are fixing guard rails etc. they will just have people at both ends with stop signs when they start actually paving the road it will most likely require an escort vehicle. Weather and temps will determine their paving schedule .


Work is expected to start November 23, 2020 and will go through mid-June 2021.  Work hours are 7am-6pm Mon-Fri.

Crews will repair spillways, replace guardrails, and will apply an asphalt overlay to the roadway surface.  The project will improve the ride, safety and longevity of the roadway.

The maintenance work may impact travel in the area. Please obey traffic control signs, slow down in the work zone and allow extra time for delays.
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