Thursday, August 19, 2010

Idylwood Bridge to close

TheWashCycle mentioned that the Idylwood Bridge will be closed until the end of the year. We took the photo on the right a while back and have been meaning to post it. It's a VDOT sign announcing the closure of the Idylwood Bridge. The other thing we've been meaning to do is call VDOT and tell them to please find a better place for this sign. Not only is it blocking the Gallows Rd sidepath, the edge of the sign is sticking out over the path at just about head height. I wouldn't want to be riding by it at night.

The good news is that when complete, the Idylwood bridge will be wider with bike accommodations. The Oak Street bridge was recently re-opened after undergoing similar reconstruction and it too should have bike facilities. We'll be riding by there tomorrow and may check out the new configuration.

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