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a deviation from a direct, usually shorter route or course of action

What does it mean when you dream about a detour?

The meaning of a detour in a dream is fairly straightforward. It indicates either that we have encountered an obstacle in some area of life or that we have decided not to confront something directly, and must therefore try to find a way around.

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Route 008 that operates Fourth Street and Zayed First Street will be detoured to Hamdan Street going through Sixth Street and then follow the normal route.
54 and Route O bridges will be used to carry local detoured traffic to Route C and then to North Bluff Street or Route O.
Traffic will be detoured onto either Sierra Highway or 5th Street East, depending on which section is closed.
Traffic from the east (Bolton) will be detoured on Main Street south to George Hill Road to Langen Road and back to Route 117.
departure from Gateway Station also will be detoured.
Traffic will be detoured off the freeway from the Pearblossom Highway off-ramp to Sierra Highway, then to Avenue S.
Traffic from the east will be detoured down Main Street south to George Hill Road to Langen Road and back to Route 117.
CRESWELL - Night owls driving along Interstate 5 south of Creswell will be detoured to Highway 99 on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.
SEPTA bus Route 46 will also be detoured as a result of the closure.
One motorist reported that she was stuck in traffic about a mile from Escondido Canyon Road, where traffic was being detoured off the freeway, and her car was running out of gas.
Beginning June 6, traffic will be detoured west on Pembroke Avenue, south on Church Lane, west on Baltimore Pike and north on Lansdowne Avenue.