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    He described it as a z pattern. It might be similar to the Clermont Connector, but without as many switchbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    He described it as a z pattern. It might be similar to the Clermont Connector, but without as many switchbacks.

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    I call it either the Eisenhower Connector or "our Lombard Street." Still, I think it will be a lot nicer than what was there before.

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    Looks like more for runners than cyclists.

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    Looking down from Potomac Avenue to the construction site

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    Two questions: How long do you think the 4MRT will be closed when the bridge is demolished? What is the best detour from the 4MRT to the MVT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimK View Post
    What is the best detour from the 4MRT to the MVT?
    From 4MRT to northbound MVT (and vice versa): Eads Street North at the Sewage plant to some street crossing US 1 (either 23rd or 18th). East (right) on that street to Crystal drive and then left (north) on Crystal Drive to the Water Park. Right on the connector trail to MVT.

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    There are two approaches.

    When coming from the west,

    turn left at Eads (between the wastewater plant and the power substation) and ride up Eads to 18th Street (where the Crystal City Metro station is). Turn right on 18th and then left on Crystal Drive. Just after the left on Crystal Drive, take the Crystal City cutoff on the south side of the water park, through the tunnel under the RR tracks and then connect with the MVT.

    continue past Eads and take the ramp (where the trail has the switchback) up to Route 1. Turn left on the sidewalk along route 1 and then right on Glebe across Route 1 to Crystal Drive/Potomac Ave (last road). Turn left and take Potomac/Crystal up to the waterpark just north of 18th.

    I prefer the 18th street route because Route 1 is elevated there and you can use the underpass.

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    Thanks for the suggested detours.

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    Just wanted to reiterate that this contractor is building a cheap and temporary connection. Arlington will be coming back in a couple of years to build a permanent and likely much better connection.

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    Did they add a set of metal gates near the cement section just prior to the end of the trail on the W&OD side or did I just notice them today?

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