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majmadmax from Fayetteville, AR on 9/14/2020 5:11:43 PM:
We spoke to a rider heading East today and exchanged experiences along the trail regarding detours. We discussed the rock slide detour West of Portland and he mentioned a short closure West of Rocheport. Any one have details/info on that one?

BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 9/14/2020 5:29:43 PM:
Majmadmax, please go to the home page and scroll down until you see Trail Conditions toward the bottom of the page. Lots of good info there, including pictures and suggested detours. The Salt Creek bridge is still out. Some suggest walking your bike across the creek, but you really need to see how deep it is before committing!

Mark from Lee's Summit on 9/14/2020 9:27:44 PM:
The bridge wash out is about 3 miles west of Rocheport. You either walk your bikes through a shallow low water crossing just south of the washed out Katy Trail bridge or you take a hilly detour along 40 Hwy. with no shoulders. As long as it hasn't rained in a couple of days, most people are walking across the creek. You can see it clearly on Google Maps if you just look where Hwy. 40 crosses the Katy Trail by Salt Creek.

Mark from Strafford on 9/15/2020 5:20:10 PM:
Just walked through washed out bridge area near Salt creek, 3 miles west of Rocheport tunnel. There is a concrete slab, probably low water crossing, that is dry this afternoon. I was riding East from New Franklin to the washed out bridge. Walked up the path to the levee, turned right on the levee 50 yards, walked my bike down the levee, crossed the low water concrete crossing ( it was dry today) turned left after crossing the creek and right back on the trail, headed to the Rocheport tunnel.