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Thread: North Glebe Road at Chain Bridge Closed 9 Days (or so) on August 13 at 10 PM

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    Default North Glebe Road at Chain Bridge Closed 9 Days (or so) on August 13 at 10 PM

    For those who ride across Chain Bridge, North Glebe Road will close at 10 p.m. Aug. 13 and is scheduled to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23. The detour for cars does not look ideal on a bike, but wait:

    "To help pedestrians get around the closure, a free shuttle for up to 12 passengers will be available Saturday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Signs and posters with a phone number (240-300-3264) and shuttle information will be posted at both ends of the bridge over Pimmit Run, with the shuttle provided within ten minutes of a call (if needed, a free accessible shuttle will be provided within 30 minutes of a call). Each shuttle ride will last approximately five minutes."

    More info here: https://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom...138-6-2021.asp

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    But with enough speed coming down the 41st Street hill and with a little kicker ramp at the bottom, you could clear the bridge-less gap (especially on one of those carbon Salsa Warbirds), no?

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    Excellent. Someone beat me to it. The link redux: https://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom...138-6-2021.asp

    I will let the riders who run this route regularly share the best workaround.

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    Expect a “significant delay” after all the rain this week.

    https://www.arlnow.com/2021/08/20/fl...-n-glebe-road/

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    Work remains ongoing as of this morning, and bridge remains closed to cars. The construction crews are more than happy to wave bikers across the bridge, though I was asked to walk my bike across yesterday. Added bonus is that you can ride up Glebe Road, rather than 41st, without any traffic while the construction continues to restrict cars.

    Once across the Pimmit Run bridge, however, you must be even more careful than usual because there are no traffic signals to slow or otherwise modulate the cars and trucks whizzing through the sharp turn onto/off of Chain Bridge.

    Photo from Sunday, 9/22, looking across new span toward Chain Bridge. Not pictured: the new bike lane obscured behind orange forklift on the left.

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    any update today Aug 26 for bikes being allowed to go over chain bridge? I see that bikes could go across in the Aug 23 post by huberww...just want to check if there are any new updates before heading out...thanks!

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