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Thread: Memorial Bridge lane closures will be "permanent" through 2021

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    Default Memorial Bridge lane closures will be "permanent" through 2021

    As opposed to intermittent overnight/on weekends. Effective this Monday.

    I posted in Road and Trail Conditions, but figured I should cross-post here too.

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...496994071.html

    "The NPS said for the next two years, there will be one constant eastbound lane and one constant westbound lane, with a third lane that will reverse to accommodate rush hour traffic. That lane will run east into D.C. from 4 a.m. to noon and west toward Virginia from noon through overnight."

    Article also says one sidewalk will be closed, but doesn't say which one.

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    There is a good video on the changes here.
    Last edited by KWL; 10-12-2018 at 01:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    There is a good video on the changes here.
    What could possibly go wrong???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    There is a good video on the changes here.
    In Phase 1, some cyclists and pedestrians will cross on the near side, at the dirt trail. That's dangerous. The rest will cross properly at the already dangerous crossing where cars are coming off the bridge too fast and taking the blind turn just before the crossing. That's dangerous. So, in conclusion...dangerous.

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    If you're headed to the MVT that's one illegal and highly dangerous crossing vs, an extra half mile of 1 highly dangerous + 2 moderately dangerous +2 low danger crossings, all to reach the same place. Gooooooood luck having positive outcomes there folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    In Phase 1, some cyclists and pedestrians will cross on the near side, at the dirt trail. That's dangerous. The rest will cross properly at the already dangerous crossing where cars are coming off the bridge too fast and taking the blind turn just before the crossing. That's dangerous. So, in conclusion...dangerous.
    Quote Originally Posted by LeprosyStudyGroup View Post
    If you're headed to the MVT that's one illegal and highly dangerous crossing vs, an extra half mile of 1 highly dangerous + 2 moderately dangerous +2 low danger crossings, all to reach the same place. Gooooooood luck having positive outcomes there folks.
    Yup. This is just an accident waiting to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    Yup. This is just an accident waiting to happen.
    #NotAnAccident

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    Ah, but they've added flags at the highly dangerous crossing.

    Flags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Ah, but they've added flags at the highly dangerous crossing.

    Flags.
    They make it easier for the park police to locate your corpse so they can more quickly re-open the roadway.

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    Inbound commute this morning, I took one of the vehicle lanes across. Speed limit is 20 MPH and traffic was heavy so I moved right along on pace with the cars who weren't coming close to the speed limit anyway. No problems.

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