Beach Drive, August 21, 2017
From the National Park Service:
“The three year project to completely rehabilitate Beach Drive is done, and the whole road will be open on Friday, September 27 around noon.
What did we do?
Over the last three years, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration have:
Resurfaced or excavated 6.5 miles of road.
Installed new pavement markers, center-line rumble strips, guardrails and road signs along the whole road.
Repaved parking lots along the full length of Beach Drive.
Improved safety markings and crosswalks throughout Beach Drive.
Replaced traffic signals and streetlights.
Rehabilitated or repaired six bridges.
Protected Rock Creek Park’s ecological resources and historic landscape by working within the existing road’s footprint.”