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Thread: July 2015 Road and Trail Conditions

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    Default July 2015 Road and Trail Conditions

    You know, just in case we have the Zombie apocalypse or something.

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    Paint Branch Trail still taped off at the underpass this morning, but rideable if you just go under the tape (a bit muddy but not flooded). @PGParks could get that mud up with a shovel and 10 minutes of somebody's time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brn Moore View Post
    For those of you in northern PG County (College Park, Greenbelt, etc), the underpass under the railroad tracks at Lake Artemesia is closed—standing water and police tape blocking it off. Given that the pedestrian bride is closed due to the crane accident a while back, this means that the nearest crossings between East/West Highway (MD-410) and Greenbelt Metro are Paint Branch Parkway and College Park Metro.

    Oh, and Greenbelt Road/MD-193. You know, just in case your day is going too well and you need to fix that.
    To be clear, I dislike the news of not having a suitable detour due to the pedestrian bridge being out.

    From looking at Google Maps' Street View, here's what the alternatives look like:
    - the northern alternative is Greenbelt Rd - sidewalks narrow, not suitable
    - the southern alternative is Paint Branch Pkwy - south side sidewalk is wider and has a barrier separating it from the road, seems feasible



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    Default Capital Crescent Update

    I got this email from the Coalition:

    The closure of The Capital Crescent Trail around the construction project at the former "Lot 31", across the trail from the Honda dealership in Bethesda will end at the beginning of the week. The trail will be re-opened on Monday or Tuesday, June 29th or 30th. When the trail re-opens there will be construction fences along the west side of the trail near the car dealership fence, as there is still work to be done along that edge of the trail. But an open trail, even with fences along the edge, is certainly better than a closed section of trail. Please note that the crosswalk over Bethesda Avenue has been moved to the east, so trail users heading into Bethesda will make a right onto the sidewalk and go to the crosswalk a few feet down to the east. Also, users will notice that the reconstructed trail is four (4) feet wider than the rest of the trail. This should work better for everyone, as it is an area where a lot of traffic enters and exits the trail. The developer has expressed their appreciation for the patience shown by trail users in dealing with the inconvenience of the construction project.




    The project also includes a feature that should be of interest to many trail users. There is now a bike drop-off on Woodmont Avenue, just south of Bethesda Avenue. It's a semi-circle by a curved wall. You can pull your car in, unload your bikes and secure them to rails along the wall, then take your car across the street where you'll see an entrance to the garage. When you exit the garage, by stairs or elevator, look for the Woodmont South exit. This will bring you out next to the bike drop-off. And, the drop-off is at the end of the pedestrian path that leads back to The Capital Crescent Trail (the present detour).





    For additional information on the scheduled projects, please visit www.MontgomeryTrails.orgor call 301-495-2595.

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    I was surprised to find the Wilson underpass on the WOD flooded this morning considering it hadn't rained at all in Reston prior to my departure (though it was wet/sprinkling/showering from Vienna on east).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vern View Post
    I was surprised to find the Wilson underpass on the WOD flooded this morning considering it hadn't rained at all in Reston prior to my departure (though it was wet/sprinkling/showering from Vienna on east).
    Was it still flooding from last night's rain? It came down HARD in Alexandria and Arlington last night. Thanks to all the rain from the prior storms, my yard turned into a giant lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Was it still flooding from last night's rain? It came down HARD in Alexandria and Arlington last night. Thanks to all the rain from the prior storms, my yard turned into a giant lake.
    It also rained a good bit around 6:30 this morning in that area

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    A friend ust posted a photo of a tree down blocking the Custis. He did't give a location, but it from the background may be near the ponds between Quincy and Lincoln streets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    A friend ust posted a photo of a tree down blocking the Custis. He did't give a location, but it from the background may be near the ponds between Quincy and Lincoln streets?
    Yes, that's exactly where it is. Right at the bottom of the hill between the ponds and before the bench where the last tree fell over. You don't see it until you round the bend, so take it easy.

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    Yep. Here it is. Wasn't here last night at 6:30pm.



    You can walk over or around the 66 side.

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    Odd, I don't recall hearing anything about this on WTOP.

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