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a deviation from a direct, usually shorter route or course of action
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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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Daniel Frankfurt, EC., of New York City is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies' 39th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for designing a temporary outboard roadway for detouring traffic during rehabilitation of FDR Drive in Manhattan.