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    There is a detour on the Four Mile Run Trail between Meade and Lang. The detour is well signed, but the detour puts you on a poorly maintained and narrow sidewalk. Some cyclists were taking the road eastbound. According to a posted sign, the detour will be in place until September 27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    There is a detour on the Four Mile Run Trail between Meade and Lang. The detour is well signed, but the detour puts you on a poorly maintained and narrow sidewalk. Some cyclists were taking the road eastbound. According to a posted sign, the detour will be in place until September 27.

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    I like the hand drawn divider on the sidewalk. The portion of the trail that is closed off is being widened as part of a concession from the construction company doing the adjacent construction. I hope the closure is to do the trail work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I like the hand drawn divider on the sidewalk. The portion of the trail that is closed off is being widened as part of a concession from the construction company doing the adjacent construction. I hope the closure is to do the trail work.
    Yes, the detour is for fixing the trail.

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    I for one am looking forward to 12 luxurious feet of trail width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    I for one am looking forward to 12 luxurious feet of trail width.
    I would much preferred they use that developer funding to widen and put a barrier on the bridge just west of these buildings where you are directly exposed to Glebe Rd traffic. That is by far the least safe place on this part of 4MR, and actually not hard to fix since the right lane is 14ft+ wide there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsionakides View Post
    I would much preferred they use that developer funding to widen and put a barrier on the bridge just west of these buildings where you are directly exposed to Glebe Rd traffic. That is by far the least safe place on this part of 4MR, and actually not hard to fix since the right lane is 14ft+ wide there.
    This isn't funding, it's the developer actually doing it as part of the building construction contract.

    Getting off-site transpo improvements from development is a bigger lift (especially on an affordable housing project) but I'm getting better at it.

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    Best way around this heading west from DC is go through the Crystal City Connector and ride up 20th Street to Arlington Ridge Road and then absolutely bomb down to behind the Giant and then pick up the trail after/before the detour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Best way around this heading west from DC is go through the Crystal City Connector and ride up 20th Street to Arlington Ridge Road and then absolutely bomb down to behind the Giant and then pick up the trail after/before the detour.
    Or just go across Arlington Ridge down to Army Navy and pick up the trail again at Glebe and Glebe.

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    So far riding it both ways each day this week, I don't find the temporary detour nearly bad enough to warrant any alternate route (specifically re: the in-traffic riding required for Subby's route, and nasty crossing waiting at the end of Dismal's route.)

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    But the alternate routes have a hill, which is good for the soul.

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