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Thread: July 2019 - Road and Trails Conditions

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    Arlington Parks and Rec cleared all the debris from Four Mile Run Trail yesterday. There’s some sand underneath some of the bridges. There is significant damage to the stream banks on 4MR. Lots of erosion and loss of trees and undergrowth. There’s some erosion encroaching on the W&OD.

    The fair weather crossings were all silted yesterday and water was running over. Also some trail damage on Four Mile Run Trail west of Columbia Pike.

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    The last estimate I got from Arlington DPR is over $3M in damages. That estimate will probably increase as we go along, though.

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    I'm not going to give this it's own thread, because I doubt anyone ever bikes there (unless for stunt biking), but the Four Mile Run Trail under George Mason (you probably take the W&OD, which crosses G. Mason at grade nearby) will be closed for approximately two weeks to clear debris left by the storm.

    I am curious how much debris was left to require two weeks of cleanup, if anyone grabs a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I'm not going to give this it's own thread, because I doubt anyone ever bikes there (unless for stunt biking), but the Four Mile Run Trail under George Mason (you probably take the W&OD, which crosses G. Mason at grade nearby) will be closed for approximately two weeks to clear debris left by the storm.

    I am curious how much debris was left to require two weeks of cleanup, if anyone grabs a picture.
    One week to send email and get a response, which will schedule the cleanup 6 days later, then one day for cleanup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I'm not going to give this it's own thread, because I doubt anyone ever bikes there (unless for stunt biking), but the Four Mile Run Trail under George Mason (you probably take the W&OD, which crosses G. Mason at grade nearby) will be closed for approximately two weeks to clear debris left by the storm.

    I am curious how much debris was left to require two weeks of cleanup, if anyone grabs a picture.
    That's my go to route to HDCC or any time I go to Shirlington.

    This morning the Wilson Blvd underpass of the W&OD was fenced off and closed. The 4MRT slab ford at the south end of Glen Carlyn was silted up and about two inches deep with running water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I'm not going to give this it's own thread, because I doubt anyone ever bikes there (unless for stunt biking), but the Four Mile Run Trail under George Mason (you probably take the W&OD, which crosses G. Mason at grade nearby) will be closed for approximately two weeks to clear debris left by the storm.

    I am curious how much debris was left to require two weeks of cleanup, if anyone grabs a picture.
    Judd and others had pictures (you might recall the one with all the metal pieces from SteveO, although that looks cleared up in Judd's photos).
    I only use the W&OD in winter when it is dark for commuting - I much prefer the shade calmness of 4MRT to all the crossings and people on W&OD at all other times. So, please continue to post updates here.
    There are actually two trails under George Mason, one on either side of 4MRT. The signed route (if you notice the signs), when coming from Shirlington, has you first cross the stream on the sidewalk on George Mason, then turn right and go under George Mason and continue on the 4MRT along the parking lot of the apartment complex. The other option is to continue straight on the 4MRT from Shirlington, go under George Mason, then go up to George Mason, cross the water, and back to the trail through the parking lot. This one is less pleasant, but possible. Do they mention which one is closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    Judd and others had pictures (you might recall the one with all the metal pieces from SteveO, although that looks cleared up in Judd's photos).
    I only use the W&OD in winter when it is dark for commuting - I much prefer the shade calmness of 4MRT to all the crossings and people on W&OD at all other times. So, please continue to post updates here.
    There are actually two trails under George Mason, one on either side of 4MRT. The signed route (if you notice the signs), when coming from Shirlington, has you first cross the stream on the sidewalk on George Mason, then turn right and go under George Mason and continue on the 4MRT along the parking lot of the apartment complex. The other option is to continue straight on the 4MRT from Shirlington, go under George Mason, then go up to George Mason, cross the water, and back to the trail through the parking lot. This one is less pleasant, but possible. Do they mention which one is closed?
    Monday night the one on the apartment side was open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    Judd and others had pictures (you might recall the one with all the metal pieces from SteveO, although that looks cleared up in Judd's photos).
    I only use the W&OD in winter when it is dark for commuting - I much prefer the shade calmness of 4MRT to all the crossings and people on W&OD at all other times. So, please continue to post updates here.
    There are actually two trails under George Mason, one on either side of 4MRT. The signed route (if you notice the signs), when coming from Shirlington, has you first cross the stream on the sidewalk on George Mason, then turn right and go under George Mason and continue on the 4MRT along the parking lot of the apartment complex. The other option is to continue straight on the 4MRT from Shirlington, go under George Mason, then go up to George Mason, cross the water, and back to the trail through the parking lot. This one is less pleasant, but possible. Do they mention which one is closed?
    Pretty sure the signed route is officially the FMR Trail. I'll confirm.

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    Last night, the "east side underpass" route (red route in my image) was open -- bikers were coming through while I was parked there looking at the debris field.
    I could not tell if the "west side underpass" (blue route) was open -- there were workers on the roadway over that route, with stuff hanging beneath them -- I'd suspect it was closed, but I couldn't tell from my vantage point.
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    An absolutely freakin' gorgeous day today means higher volume on the trails - please exercise appropriate caution and model good etiquette.

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