route around

route (someone or something) around (something or some place)

To cause or direct someone or something to travel along a particular path around something or some place, as to bypass or avoid it. There is a sensor in the new grid that can detect problems in the network and route power around them to avoid large-scale outages. Drivers are being routed around the most central part of the city while work is being done to repair the roads.
See also: around, route
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route someone or something around something

to send someone or something on a path that avoids something. The travel agent routed us around the congestion of the big city. Due to the storm, they routed the trains around the fallen bridge.
See also: around, route
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This short and easy route around Croxteth Hall is perfect for all ages and abilities, and we welcome prams, children and wheelchairs.
This year's event will support veterans' charity Erskine.There is a 10k route which goes out of the town centre along Linwood Road and back again.The 3k fun run follows a route around the town centre.
The annual Santa Dash is now in its fourth year and starts from Earl Road (CH7 1AB) and is a 1.4-mile circular route around the town, suitable for all ages and abilities.
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Hundreds of cyclists took on the 50 mile, 100km or 100 mile route around Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds to raise money for Myton.
The Grand Prix of Wales, being held on Sunday July 17, is the penultimate leg of the Motorpoint Grand Prix Series which ends in Leicester a month later and will see riders tackle a 113-mile route around Monmouthshire which will include, for the first time, three laps around the town of Grosmont in North Gwent.
The 7th annual Beicwyr Llyn Bikers saw 124 bikers take part in a route around the Llyn Peninsula on Sunday morning.
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Many of the legs required the selection of the optimum route around the ponds, with multiple route choices.
Faced with the challenge of driving the most economical 40-mile route around Edinburgh, racetrack writer Bruce Booth and motoring editor Maggie Barry surprised even themselves with a podium finish.
The regeneration, which has been contracted to VINCI Construction UK, will include the landscaping and a redesigning of the waterfront by creating a public route around the entire Roath Basin dock.
From experience, I know there was a published IFR route around the airspace, which would add miles and minutes to a tight schedule.
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Employees at Thomas Horton did a 26 mile route around the company's three Worcestershire offices, from Barnt Green to Bromsgrove to Worcester.