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Howard Co, Triadelphia Bridge over RT-32 Closed Eastbound thru 2020

Howard Co, Triadelphia Bridge over RT-32 Closed Eastbound thru 2020

The long planned tear-down and replacement of the Triadelphia Road bridge beside the Royal Farms traffic circle at Ten Oaks Road in Howard County is now closed to all Eastbound passage for at least a year.  We tried to negotiate with SHA and others for permission to walk bikes across the bridge but there is officially NO PEDESTRIANS per their decision for the duration of the project.

You CAN ride Westbound towards Glenelg, Mt. Airy, Frederick but no return by car, bike, feet, nothing.

A "Warning" for what I saw yesterday.  Some guy coming from church with his family in his min-van clearly went across the bridge the wrong way, not following the detour signs and HoCo's finest was waiting for him.  It looked like she (the officer) was writing a book so I have a feeling it was probably a multiple ticket type situation.

After Chris Tsien and I tried our best to come up with some solution with the SHA and officials, we were comprehensively blown off.  The "detour" is unacceptable for cyclists, a 4-1/2 mile down RT-32, up Rosemary Lane and back up to the schools.  That may only be a ten minute delay by car but up to a 30 minute bike detour including a pretty long and steep climb up Rosemary Ln.

PLEASE NOTE that Google Maps does show the detour for cars BUT it mistakenly does NOT show the detour or the road closure for pedestrians or cyclists.  The SHA has clearly posted NO PEDESTRIANS and that will be true for AT LEAST the first half of the construction, perhaps all the way to fall of NEXT year. 

I had said that cyclists were NOT going to take the detour but would walk their bikes on the tiny little 2-1/2' wide "sidewalk" across the remaining portion of bridge, however, now I realize that if the police are going to stake this crossing out, then even we could get citations.

Yesterday I returned to Columbia by going down Ten Oaks (which has patching road work underway) to RT-108.  You can also go North up to RT-144.
Ciao,
Stuart 

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