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    Default 14-th bridge ramp closure on the DC side --- Done tomorrow 10/26!

    I believe the sign says construction until December 1, but its looking pretty close. I asked one of the construction guys this morning when they expected to be done. He said 'tomorrow'. It'll be a real treat not to have to go up and down all those stairs every day. And WTF is the purpose of those little metal trays the NPS installed going up the stairs? An assist for wheeling heavy electric bikes up the stairs? All it accomplished was to make the stair case narrower and more treacherous.

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    Those are bike ramps so you can walk a bike up the steps. Similar design incorporated in the new steps up to Benjamin Banneker Park from Maine Avenue.

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    NPS confirms, the regular route is reopened! They are still doing some final things, though, so proceed through carefully.

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    Got those runnels installed just .... in....... time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Those are bike ramps so you can walk a bike up the steps. Similar design incorporated in the new steps up to Benjamin Banneker Park from Maine Avenue.
    Lots of experience with the runnels in Germany. Too bad they don't fit my fat bike.

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    I will pass on good news- confirmed OPEN! Saw it in passing, but not through on the bike...yet. Definitely comfortably wider. One detail I'm not happy with- there is still wooden curbing on the edge. I *should* risk being called a wimp and ask for fencing so someone does not fall down into the backside of George Mason's memorial.

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    Steve O is going to love these bollrads!

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    I went across it 6 times today, 3 in each direction. I kept hoping all of the marathoners would be gone and I could ride around HP. I suspect that there is still work to be done although it certainly is an improvement upon the former path. Those bollrads [sic] are going to lead to crashes. Besides for being in the way, cyclists and pedestrians should probably go around them on the right, but undoubtedly not every one will, and as of now there is no indication of traffic flow.

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    I gave it a try tonight. Nice improvement. Some directional arrows or a white line would be nice to encourage traffic to split at the sign posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Steve O is going to love these bollrads!

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    If they didn't prioritize signs over people, you wouldn't know what country you were in!

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