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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:56 am 
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We are planning on taking a bicycle ride next summer on a section of the "Abanded Turnpike" near Breezewood. While researching the area I came upon this interesting story.

http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup_the_mystery_of_the_secret_laurel_hill_tunnel

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:53 am 
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Thanks for the info Brent, very, very interesting. I wonder how title, ownership, or access was attained, given original right-of-way leases? Seems like another example of what big money can obtain.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:00 am 
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I will check again, but I was told years ago that Jack Roush and another invester had purchased the tunnel from the state.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:47 pm 
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I found the Speed article rather interesting and did a bit of looking on the web. I found another interesting article. Checkout the pictures on page 3 & 4 of the link!!!!

http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_P ... Usage1.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I can't wait to go out there this summer. Thanks for the link . It's hard to believe that a secret can last this long without anyone getting to the bottom of it. I find this all very interesting the more I read about it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:38 pm 
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I find this stuff very facinating...... Don't get busted Brent..... :laughing7:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:01 pm 
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...Thanks for the link . It's hard to believe that a secret can last this long without anyone getting to the bottom of it. I find this all very interesting the more I read about it.


I could not agree more, well said.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:18 am 
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That's really cool, knew of the abandoned tunnels but never heard about the testing going on there. That building does have an area 51 look to it. Very interesting story :clap:


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Ganassi has been testing there since '04...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:35 pm 
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SuperN8 wrote:
Ganassi has been testing there since '04...

That's the story , but it's still hard to beleive it's that much of a secret.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Brent the tunnel with the testing is on the other side of somerset.The tunnels ur visiting are only fifteen minutes from my house. there are two there. U can go through both of them. bring lights cuz it gets very dark. The trail starts at breezewood on one end and ends close to forbes road high school. call when u want to go. be glad to take u there. jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:54 am 
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Yup , it's already been scoped out. We are waiting for warm weather. Hopefully we can get 6-8 people to take the trip. I'll let ya know.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:50 am 
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i google earthed it, and it looks very easy to find! pretty cool they test there!! can you walk up to the property without getting in trouble!! i assume there are hiking trails that go near there!?


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pictures here are interesting
http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_Pages/laurel_hill/LHT-CurrentUsage3.htm
http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_Pages/laurel_hill/LHT-CurrentUsage4.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:43 pm 
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themouth wrote:
i google earthed it, and it looks very easy to find! pretty cool they test there!! can you walk up to the property without getting in trouble!! i assume there are hiking trails that go near there!?

No , I suggest NOT to go near there . It's private property and the State Police are around all the time.

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