Avoid Area not working in Streets & Trips 2009
I can do an avoid area, but after doing a get directions Streets & Trips keeps routing me through the road.

I forgot that Microsoft Streets and Trips needs to have a road intersection within it in order to work.
Avoid area function is buggy and not always working, even if a human can find a route easily outside of the avoid area, sometimes S&T can't

See this thread: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/1052-correct-use-avoid-area-feature-microsoft-streets-trips

Alternative that is always working is to drag the route segment yourself to make it go through another way. Or to place a pushpin used as a fake route stop and make it in the road you want S&T to go...
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