Back in Holtville LTVA and there is only matter that is on everyone's mind.
The closed access over the bridge over the irrigation canal on Evan Hewes Hwy north/east of ramp 131, 115/van der Linden Rd.
The only paved access is from ramp 143 via the old Ewan Hewes Hwy. And that is a bumpy 12 miles (20 km) ride. (We did that coming back from our trip to Quartzsite and Joshua Tree Park and my whole pantry shelves came down.
|A 12 miles ride west on Ewan Hewes Hgy from ramp 143|
Otherwise you would have to go rough over sandy, rutted desert roads. We cannot do that either with a car trailer behind our 40-footer. One thing is for sure. I am watching the weather forecast like a hawk. Come rain we have to be out of hear before the road convert into mud lakes.
|After a rain storm..|
|That was when we came, now access to the bridge is closed with heavy concrete blocks|
They would have to fix the "Aggregate Base Course". (that is: The layer of material immediately beneath the pavement. It may be composed of crushed stone, crushed or uncrushed sand and gravel, or combinations of these materials. To provide the service intended it must be uniform in strength to support the pavement.
Source for explanation.
Our LTVA host is now gathering email addresses. He will send out a message to inform people if the access to the bridge is fixed or not come September 2012.