Briceland Road Closed 7pm–7am

 

UPDATE: KMUD is tweeting, ” State Parks working on Briceland Rd thru Whitemore Grove now, says they won’t close rd. again, putting up lights.”

Effective immediately–tonight (March 25th)!  Briceland Road is closed at Whitmore 7pm-7am.  Furthermore, no delivery trucks will be allowed even when the road is open until further notice. There is concern that the road is being undercut and might drop out.  Note the edge of the asphalt here which is apparently sticking out over air.

Check Google maps for alternative route through Old Briceland Rd.

A resident, Carolyn Hensley, from the area of Old Briceland Rd.  is reporting that drivers are being caravaned through following pilot cars.

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Photo by Kim Sallaway (check his site out–wonderful photos that make you fall in love with life)

Thanks to Liz Davidson for the heads up.

Listen to KMUD tomorrow morning at 8 for repeat of tonight’s newscast.

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21 comments

  • You better get down there and fix it, Kym.

    BTW; 101 between Willits and North State Street in Ukiah was closed for some hours on Thursday from what I hear.

  • 8 am Saturday and KMUD has just reported that Briceland Road is still closed. No details, just a call in to the morning DJ.

  • 8 am Saturday and KMUD has just reported that Briceland Road is still closed. No details, just a call in to the morning DJ.

  • I drove through on Thursday evening before dark and no one was obeying the stop signs, it was a free for all. Kind of disgusting.

  • I drove through on Thursday evening before dark and no one was obeying the stop signs, it was a free for all. Kind of disgusting.

  • The first day when people were routed via Old Briceland road there were two accidents, no injuries (I think)… I would rather take my chances through the park at night. If they are so concerned about the road collapsing why did they add a ton of weight in those concrete dividers on the undercut side of the road? Hello, the logs were already on that side to keep people off the riverside.
    Somebody in an office in Sacratomato probably made a decision for us.

  • The first day when people were routed via Old Briceland road there were two accidents, no injuries (I think)… I would rather take my chances through the park at night. If they are so concerned about the road collapsing why did they add a ton of weight in those concrete dividers on the undercut side of the road? Hello, the logs were already on that side to keep people off the riverside.
    Somebody in an office in Sacratomato probably made a decision for us.

  • They are dumping riprap over the edge of the washout as I type…. with approximately 3000 cars a day through that stretch, the Park system is in action. Perhaps whatever evening re-routing has to happen will be very temporary.

  • They are dumping riprap over the edge of the washout as I type…. with approximately 3000 cars a day through that stretch, the Park system is in action. Perhaps whatever evening re-routing has to happen will be very temporary.

  • No Kym, that’s *your* job!

    The flagger I chatted with this morning said Parks had emergency funding for jobs like this so it’ll get done expeditiously–but they didn’t have enough working radios yet, etc. It’s definitely a scramble right now. They’re digging out mudbank and dumping in riprap now.

    We chatted about the logjam next to the washout, which had diverted water into the now washed-out bank. Twenty years ago every log in the river was dredged. Today none are, no matter if they should be. Both policies were purported for natural benefit, but you can see the result of each is this: some individual judgment should figure in management decisions, rather than absolute policy dictates from Sacramento. So much of what’s gone haywire in our country comes from this recoil from individual judgment and responsibility for anything. No one gets blamed for policy, but everyone’s afraid to get in trouble for judgment. This illustrates one more pendulum swing too far. I hope we can get some judgment and individual initiative back. Oh yeah, and our road too.

    Thanks Kym, you totally rock!

    • Thanks Longwind for the great information. Good point about using judgement on taking out some trees. This seems like pulling out the logjam or maybe just readjusting it might save the road.

  • No Kym, that’s *your* job!

    The flagger I chatted with this morning said Parks had emergency funding for jobs like this so it’ll get done expeditiously–but they didn’t have enough working radios yet, etc. It’s definitely a scramble right now. They’re digging out mudbank and dumping in riprap now.

    We chatted about the logjam next to the washout, which had diverted water into the now washed-out bank. Twenty years ago every log in the river was dredged. Today none are, no matter if they should be. Both policies were purported for natural benefit, but you can see the result of each is this: some individual judgment should figure in management decisions, rather than absolute policy dictates from Sacramento. So much of what’s gone haywire in our country comes from this recoil from individual judgment and responsibility for anything. No one gets blamed for policy, but everyone’s afraid to get in trouble for judgment. This illustrates one more pendulum swing too far. I hope we can get some judgment and individual initiative back. Oh yeah, and our road too.

    Thanks Kym, you totally rock!

    • Thanks Longwind for the great information. Good point about using judgement on taking out some trees. This seems like pulling out the logjam or maybe just readjusting it might save the road.

  • I forgot to note, the logjam’s been there for several years. This is the longest run of high water since it was caught there. Several of us idle-administrative types had read the writing on the roadwall, but as good enviornmentalists we knew it was unthinkable to uncork the creekflow that was washing away at the road. I’m sure Parks guys saw it too, and could do nothing about it. Shouldn’t they be able to? Or maybe we need guerilla action to make sense once in a while? It sure is a mess now!

  • I forgot to note, the logjam’s been there for several years. This is the longest run of high water since it was caught there. Several of us idle-administrative types had read the writing on the roadwall, but as good enviornmentalists we knew it was unthinkable to uncork the creekflow that was washing away at the road. I’m sure Parks guys saw it too, and could do nothing about it. Shouldn’t they be able to? Or maybe we need guerilla action to make sense once in a while? It sure is a mess now!

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