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    Smile Four-Mile Run Trail Detour -- Good News (Hopefully!)

    Just got off the phone with Kevin at Arlington Parks. Final "walk through" of the project between Route 1 and Mount Vernon Ave will happen on Monday (24 July). Barring any issues, that section will be re-opened shortly thereafter and detour removed. Keep your fingers crossed!

    Also requested he put a work order in to smooth out the two "speed bumps", which are roughly 100 yards apart, just east of the 395 underpass. (They're not really speed bumps of course, they are actually badly executed cold patches that were done to address "settling" in a couple of seams after construction of the trail.) Hope he follows through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan K View Post
    Just got off the phone with Kevin at Arlington Parks. Final "walk through" of the project between Route 1 and Mount Vernon Ave will happen on Monday (24 July). Barring any issues, that section will be re-opened shortly thereafter and detour removed. Keep your fingers crossed!

    Guess this means the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway will fall back into obscurity.

    Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Guess this means the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway will fall back into obscurity.

    Sad.
    Still the fastest route to Organic Tofurkey, dairy free provolone, sulfite free wine, and of course to battery recycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Guess this means the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway will fall back into obscurity.

    Sad.
    Never! Actually, since the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway runs in Arlington from the intersection of S Glebe Rd/W Glebe Rd along the Four Mile Run Trail to Mount Vernon Ave before heading into Alexandria through Four Mile Run Park, it will still be in use albeit at a lower volume. Some very helpful person (truthfully, not me) added Strava segments for it showing the full bikeway here: https://www.strava.com/segments/15151088

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    Never! Actually, since the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway runs in Arlington from the intersection of S Glebe Rd/W Glebe Rd along the Four Mile Run Trail to Mount Vernon Ave before heading into Alexandria through Four Mile Run Park, it will still be in use albeit at a lower volume. Some very helpful person (truthfully, not me) added Strava segments for it showing the full bikeway here: https://www.strava.com/segments/15151088
    Whoever created those segments sounds really handsome and smart.

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    It *shouldn't* fall back into obscurity. The Alexandria side has proven to be a very pleasant detour, and one that lets you get close to the wetlands. One problem though- a rather precarious dropoff on one end of the creek bridge. (Alexandria folks- has the city addressed this yet?)

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8398...!5m1!1e3?hl=en

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    Default ...and Now The Bad News

    Follow-up call from Arlington Parks. Contractor "owns the site" until 31 October. Still has work to do including installation of public art and some fencing. Could re-open earlier, but worst case should be NLT 31 October.

    Should be nice when finished though, and agree with a previous post -- while the worst part of the detour is the ramps and bridge over 4MR on Mount Vernon Ave, the rest of the detour is kinda nice!

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    Arlington Ridge Road will always be open and you should always take it because you are not weak you are strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Whoever created those segments sounds really handsome and smart.
    Harry Meatmotor liked this comment solely because he is KOM of this segment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    ...it will still be in use albeit at a lower volume. Some very helpful person (truthfully, not me) added Strava segments for it showing the full bikeway here: https://www.strava.com/segments/15151088
    yaisssss... fewer attempts to take my KOM.

    <CharlesMontgomeryBurnsVoice>Eeexxcelllennnnt.</CharlesMontgomeryBurnsVoice>

    edit: LOLZ @Judd.

    edit the deuce: https://www.strava.com/segments/15044161 (I like my odds on the westbound segment better)
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