“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS) will host a virtual public meeting to introduce the Rehabilitation of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge project. DDOT will rehabilitate and construct more than 3.7 miles of the paved, multi-use trail spanning Wards 1 through 4 from M Street in Georgetown to Broad Branch Road NW. This public meeting will give residents and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the project, the construction schedule, and what to expect during construction.
What: Public Meeting — review of the project, construction schedule, and maintenance of traffic
When: March 18, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Link: https://rebrand.ly/
RockCreekParkTrailWebex Event Number: 160 463 0578Event Password: RockCreek2021
- To Participate by Phone – 1-202-860-2110, Code: 160 463 0578#, Attendee ID: Press # key
Accessibility: ASL interpreters will be available. The meeting will be recorded, and captions will be added before the recording is posted on the project website.
The project consists of streambank stabilization, significant storm drain improvements, reconstruction of an existing retaining wall, trail reconstruction and widening, including the utilization of permeable pavement. The upgraded trail will be 8 feet to 10 feet wide and the surface material used will be dense mix asphalt and porous asphalt. These improvements will help drain stormwater from the project and result in reduced erosion and trail maintenance.
A key feature of the project is a new 110-foot pedestrian bridge just south of the existing Beach Drive tunnel near the Smithsonian National Zoo. The new bridge will move bicyclists and pedestrians away from the current narrow sidewalk directly adjacent to vehicular traffic to a safer, dedicated path that will improve connectivity between the Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail and the Zoo Loop Trail. The project will repair the streambank and trail that has previously collapsed near the National Zoo. The project will also add 0.9 miles of newly constructed trail alongside Piney Branch Parkway between Beach Drive and Arkansas Avenue NW, which will provide new access to the park and trail.
For more information about the project, please contact DDOT Program Manager, Zahra Dorriz at [email protected] or 202-391-8193, or visit the project webpage at