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  • October 22, 9:30am to 2:30 pm: Intermitten Beach Drive Closures

    On Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Rock Creek Parkway to the Maryland line for line striping.

  • Lane Closure: Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway Southbound in the area of the K Street ramps

    Sept 29 - Nov 30, weekdays, 9:45am - 2:45pm and 9pm - 5am, right southbound (curb) lane closure in the area of the K Street exit ramp to accommdate work on the Whitehurst Freeway bridge over the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. More »

  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

Construction Resumes - Rock Creek Parkway at Edgewater Drive

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Date: October 12, 2012
Contact: Toni Braxton, 202-619-7400
Contact: Rita Gunther, 202-895-6226

Washington, D.C. - Beginning Monday, October 15, 2012, the National Park Service (NPS) will resume construction activities along Rock Creek Parkway at Waterside Drive, N.W. During this construction period the left curb lane traveling southbound on Rock Creek Parkway will be closed approaching Waterside Drive. Motorists can expect southbound lane closures to accommodate road work. Expect traffic delays.

Work will include repairs to the stream banks on both east and west sides of Rock Creek, widening and extending the travel lane from Waterside Drive onto southbound Rock Creek Parkway, install new drainage inlets, curb and gutter, lighting and asphalt pavement, as well as continuing work on new light poles already installed.

Construction crews will work Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekend lane closures will occur Friday 7:00.p.m. to Monday 5:00 a.m. Expect lane adjustments during AM and PM rush hours. Motorist will be allowed to use one northbound to go south during AM rush hour. A minimum of one lane will remain open in the southbound lanes at all times.

The planned completion for all work is December 2012.

Signs and variable message boards will be posted for lane closures and delays at various times and locations during the entire construction process.

As with all road construction projects, inclement weather may require adjustments to the schedules, including the possibility of postponement. The NPS will continue to inform the public and the media of any adjustments in the work schedules. Every effort will be made to minimize traffic delays and accomplish the work in a timely manner. The NPS regrets any inconvenience and appreciates all motorists' understanding and patience.

The general public is also directed to contact the Federal Highway Administration's Eastern Lands Division via its website at http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/traffic-rock-creek-parkway.aspx or by calling 1-800-892-8776 and press #3 for construction information.

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Parkway Motor Company

When the National Park Service bought the Old Stone House in the 1950's it was occupied by the Parkway Motors used car lot.