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detour

noun alternate route, by-pass, by-passage, cirruitous route, deflection, departure, deviation, deviation from a direct course, digression, diversion, excursion, indirect path, loop, roundabout course, temporary route, wrong course
Associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolic and detour

detour

verb aberrare, alter one's course, avoid, change direction, change the bearing, circuit, deflect, depart from, depart from one's course, deviate, deviate from a direct course, digress, divert, divert from its course, drift, encircle, excurse, go around, go out of one's way, go out of the path, go out of the way, go round about, make a circuit, meander, perrorm a circuit, ramble, sidestep, skirt, stray, swerve, take a circuitous route, take a roundabout course, take a tempooary route, take an alternate highway, take an alternate route, take an indirect way, turn aside, vary, veer
Associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolick and detour
See also: avoidance, deter, deviation, digress, digression, evasion
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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.
While there will be some reduction in expenses resulting from decreased volumes, costs associated with detouring Santa Fe trains on other lines are expected to be significant, but are not fully known at this time.
SHERMAN OAKS - Both the Ventura Boulevard and Greenleaf Avenue on-ramps to the northbound San Diego Freeway will be closed for nine months while Caltrans upgrades one of the nation's most-gridlocked interchanges, the 101-405, detouring thousands of motorists onto neighborhood streets.