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Thread: Arlington County Moving Forward With Pedestrian Bridge Near Shirlington

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    Quote Originally Posted by reji View Post
    FTFY: All new bikes makes me happy. But in the interim, I'll remain on high alert so I can keep dodging those nasty cement trucks.
    Too soon??

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    "An open house for the pedestrian bridge project is scheduled for Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m., in which nearby civic associations will be invited, though the location of the open house was not announced. Staff said renderings for the bridge will be available at the open house."

    Here is where you can get all your questions answered. But wait! You have to be invited, to some undisclosed location... So I guess it's not really an open house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Too soon??
    Ha! It's never too soon for a new bike, but I'd much prefer it's to add, not replace, one in the stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Striving to be pedantic, they are actually concrete trucks.
    When I rode by yesterday morning there were both cement and concrete trucks idling in the Vulcan Materials driveway. You may be wrong about one or another individual truck, but you are correct in the aggregate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accordioneur View Post
    When I rode by yesterday morning there were both cement and concrete trucks idling in the Vulcan Materials driveway. You may be wrong about one or another individual truck, but you are correct in the aggregate.
    The ready-mix plant is one of the last remaining legacies of the W&OD. All this stuff (ingredients of portland cement concrete) used to arrive by rail--and there was an at-grade crossing of Shirley Highway. That must have been exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accordioneur View Post
    ...but you are correct in the aggregate.
    g-r-o-a-n! nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    The ready-mix plant is one of the last remaining legacies of the W&OD.
    Cool. Also explains why there is another Vulcan plant in FC right along the WOD

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    There's another meeting this Thursday on the new Shirlington Road bike/ped bridge.

    From the e-mails:
    "The County is planning maintenance and upgrades to the Shirlington Road Bridge, located along Shirlington Road between Arlington Mill Drive and Four Mile Run Drive. This project also will add a pedestrian and bicycle facility to the west of the existing structure.

    Join the project team for a virtual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to learn more about the project, hear how feedback helped refine the current design and ask questions about the project."

    Project Page:
    https://projects.arlingtonva.us/proj...icycle-bridge/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Except it doesn't get rid of having to cross Shirlington road to get to/from the trail from what I read, so Reji will still have to look out for cement trucks...

    Per the article:
    The Four Mile Run plan also considered an underpass running beneath the bridge, negating the need for cyclists and other trail users to cross busy Shirlington Road, though that was not discussed at the Transportation Commission meeting. Arlington County is currently working on a $15.5 million renovation project for Jennie Dean Park, adjacent to the future bridge.
    It's the crossing Shirlington Road that freaks me out. Even when the pedestrian crossing lights are flashing I've had cars nearly run me down. And I've lost count of the number of trucks that have blocked the crosswalk entirely when they have a red light, so instead of crossing when traffic is stopped, I have to wait for traffic to have a green light and hope they actually obey the VA law and stop. It's my daily nerve-wracking wake up on my morning commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    The ready-mix plant is one of the last remaining legacies of the W&OD. All this stuff (ingredients of portland cement concrete) used to arrive by rail--and there was an at-grade crossing of Shirley Highway. That must have been exciting.
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