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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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From 7pm on Sunday, all traffic will again be detoured off the state highway via Riccarton Road to allow contractors to continue work on other parts of the project.
Route 007 that operates Zayed First Street will be detoured to Fourth Street going through Hamdan Street to Sixth Street, and then follow the normal route.
Southbound traffic off Barger Drive will be detoured to Echo Hollow Road.
Business 54 traffic south of Route O and Route O just east of the Business 54 intersection will be closed and traffic will be detoured around the roundabout construction site.
Local traffic will be allowed within the detoured area but will not be permitted to access 35th Street East from Palmdale Boulevard.
Traffic will be detoured onto either Sierra Highway or 5th Street East, depending on which section is closed.
Northbound Sepulveda Boulevard traffic will be detoured around the tunnel so vehicles can still enter LAX and travel through the airport area during this period.
Drivers on the Alternate Route between Picton and Christchurch will be detoured to Reefton this morning and possibly this afternoon after a two-truck crash on SH65, the Shenandoah Highway, earlier today.
Travelers from Bolton, Leominster, and Lunenburg will be detoured off of Route 117 as follows: Traffic from the west (Leominster) will be detoured on Langen Road to George Hill Road to Main Street to Creamery Road to Route 117.
SPRINGFIELD - One of Lane Transit District's busiest routes, Gateway 12, will be detoured beginning Friday and through early October.
Traffic will be detoured off the freeway along Sierra Highway to Avenue S.
Traffic will be detoured around the tunnel so vehicles can enter and leave LAX and travel through the airport area during these periods.