Update: Work shortened to just three days, starting Thursday.
In the run up to Friday's month-long Orange Line shutdown, one of the alternatives touted by officials, at least for people south of downtown, was riding a bike up and down the Southwest Corridor.
Only problem, which surfaced today: DCR, which maintains the linear park, announced at 12:46 p.m. it will be doing two weeks of rolling shutdowns of the pedestrian and bicycle paths - starting, of course, on Friday.
DCR says the "moving closures" along the paths are required for repair work, which apparently cannot be delayed until after the Orange Line allegedly re-opens on Sept. 19.
But don't worry: "Detours will be clearly marked," the department says, adding, though, that "cyclists and pedestrians are advised to use caution."
H/t Nick for spotting the announcement.