Georgetown Visitor Center
Construction is Beginning on Locks 3 and 4 in November, 2016
The C&O Canal National Historical Park is excited to begin the process of restoring the Georgetown C&O Canal area. Site preparations began on October 5th with the removal of the Georgetown Canal Boat from the Canal. The boat currently rests at Fletchers Cove as the Park assesses property relocation options.
The work on lock 3 will begin with dissembling and rebuilding the foundation and walls of the lock using original and added stone. New lock gates will be installed for lock 3.
Repairs to lock 4 will begin with repairs to the existing walls, and repairing of mortar joints. Depending on the state of the upper and lower lock gates, they will be replaced.
The last stage of construction will be paving and landscaping the area surrounding the locks.
Impact to Surrounding Area
The National Park Service and its contractors will make great efforts to minimize any negative impact of this work on the surrounding area. See the map below for the boundaries of the work area.
Georgetown Heritage is the C&O Canal’s official Friends Group in Georgetown. Find out more about our efforts to restore, revitalize, and re-envision the C&O Canal and how you can get involved at www.georgetownheritage.org.
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