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    Default Army-Navy Drive losing a bit of the bike lane?

    I bike home along Army-Navy Drive from Pentagon City towards Glebe (or the 4MRT, to be exact). A couple of weeks ago they dug up a small bit of the miniscule sidewalk and bike lane on the I-395 side of the road across from the Horizon House Condos at the bus stop. They appear to have added a sidewalk-height manhole cover and appear to be putting in a curb such that there is no bike lane at that point. Any one know what is going on? Will they re-paint lines to keep a bike lane there or do I have to continue doing what I do now and take the lane at that point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    I bike home along Army-Navy Drive from Pentagon City towards Glebe (or the 4MRT, to be exact). A couple of weeks ago they dug up a small bit of the miniscule sidewalk and bike lane on the I-395 side of the road across from the Horizon House Condos at the bus stop. They appear to have added a sidewalk-height manhole cover and appear to be putting in a curb such that there is no bike lane at that point. Any one know what is going on? Will they re-paint lines to keep a bike lane there or do I have to continue doing what I do now and take the lane at that point?
    Good news, the manhole cover has been addressed. There is now a nice bus pad surrounding the manhole cover. The bad news is the bike lane has definitely disappeared. It will take some restripping of the travel lanes to even hope for a bike lane. I sure hope the county has some plans to address the abrupt end of the bike lane. This is now a quite hazardous bike lane.

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    So now there is a dangerous "step down" around the manhole cover?! Wouldn't it have made more sense to move the bus stop 15-20 feet in either direction so a smooth apron could be built? Doesn't look like it meets ADA standards.

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    No, the southbound bike lane is not going away. This is one of three consecutive bus stops along Army Navy Drive (southbound) that are being made ADA accessible in coordination with a repaving project along the corridor. After it gets paved (later in the summer, I'm told) a new striping plan will adjust all the travel lanes accordingly. The silver lining to all this disruption is that as part of this re-striping process, the northbound bike lane will be converted to a buffered/protected bike lane wherever there is room to do so.

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