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September 14, 2017
12:29 pm
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Gary Underhill
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Hi, Chris, glad you make it through the Hurricane and enjoyed your map updates.

Gary and I are taking a trip to San Diego next week from Scottsdale and when i create the route, with a stop in Yuma, the directions leave I-8 in California and go north, and then return to I-8 further west around El Centro.  I cannot seem to see what option might be affecting the route.  I have not selected any avoid options.  Do you have a suggestion as to what might be causing this?

Thanks

LuVerne

September 14, 2017
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Thanks LuVerne! 

I just tried plotting that route with guillotine maps and get the same results. It looks like there’s a road closures on i8 if you turn on traffic. Did you see my video on that? It’s included in this blog post https://learnbuttons.blogspot……e.html?m=1

September 14, 2017
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Yes, but the funny thing is there road closure appears to be before the route sidetracks north. I’ll watch for any changes before we go, and will report when we return.

September 16, 2017
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Yes, I noticed that, but still think it must be the reason. Hopefully there is a way to get to the detour from the spot where it says the road is closed. Do let us know how it goes.

September 16, 2017
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We will find out on Tuesday

September 20, 2017
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All right, we took the route from Scottsdale to San Diego going through Yuma.  There was major highway work being done in California, but the road was not closed.  The westbound traffic was moved to the inside eastbound lane and therefore eastbound only had the one outside lane.  The road was never closed, just diverted, (called a detour) but never left I-8.  Interesting, we counldn’t figure out where the actual detour was supposed to be, as it showed on the map as past the beginning of the road work. Anyhow, we are enjoying the cooler weather in in SD.  Thanks for your inputCool

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