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Thread: August 2022 Road and Trail Conditions

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    Default August 2022 Road and Trail Conditions

    Bluemont trail was being closed between Jefferson and Kensington Sts this morning (or maybe further from Kensington to W&OD they were not yet done setting up closure). The signs at Jefferson were handwritten on white paper with a ball point pen, i.e., not really legible until at the location. No idea what they are doing, for how long, or who is doing the work. The unsigned (at that hour) detour was up Jefferson to 5th to Kensington back to the trail.

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    https://www.arlingtonva.us/Governmen...ements-Project

    The County is reducing the street width and adding a speed table (doubles as a raised crosswalk.) Not only much safer for trail users but smooths out the annoying "dip."

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    Bluemont Junction Trail aficionados may want to take a gander at this SusMo Alert on the Ballston Holiday Inn Redevelopment proposal. The feedback window runs through Thur 8/4

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    Bluemont Junction Trail Detour to 5th S N Tuesday PM

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ID:	29100 Looking south from Jefferson
    Note the tape blocking the trail has been broken and there is a dog walker just about out of sight towards Kensington

    The stag below was on the 4MRT at the creek crossing in Madison Manor near the W&OD mm 4.5. Incorrectly loaded
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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Bluemont Junction Trail Detour to 5th S N Tuesday PM

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ID:	29100 Looking south from Jefferson
    Note the tape blocking the trail has been broken and there is a dog walker just about out of sight towards Kensington
    Hand-lettered signage is always the hallmark of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    Hand-lettered signage is always the hallmark of quality.
    Local trying to be helpful??

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Local trying to be helpful??
    Those were the signs that were being installed Monday morning by whomever was doing the installation of the signs. Ball point pen and all.

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    Any flooding, trail or bridge wash outs after last night's storms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    Any flooding, trail or bridge wash outs after last night's storms?

    Henry
    Yes! A large tree fell across the Bluemont trail between the entrance from 5th St N (i.e., where you now have to enter/exit due to the construction) and W&OD. It is a "double" tree and definitely too high for me to go over. One can crouch to go under. I had to turn my bike flat and carefully slide it under (luckily it was a bike trunk rather than paniers morning - the paniers probably would have had to come off).

    If limbo isn't your thing, and you are going from Wilson to W&OD on Bluemont, I recommend turning down Kensington (workmen appear to be allowing cars through one at a time) and entering from Carlyn Springs Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    Yes! A large tree fell across the Bluemont trail between the entrance from 5th St N (i.e., where you now have to enter/exit due to the construction) and W&OD. It is a "double" tree and definitely too high for me to go over. One can crouch to go under. I had to turn my bike flat and carefully slide it under (luckily it was a bike trunk rather than paniers morning - the paniers probably would have had to come off).

    If limbo isn't your thing, and you are going from Wilson to W&OD on Bluemont, I recommend turning down Kensington (workmen appear to be allowing cars through one at a time) and entering from Carlyn Springs Rd.
    Wasn't there at 4:30 Friday. Not much going on at the Kensington crossing. The west-side caution tapes at all three barriers between Kensington and Jefferson had been broken.

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