Record of Determination for Temporary-Partial Closure of Potomac Heritage National Trail at Glebe Road Bridge during construction activities

GWMP, North Parkway Rehabilitation Project

Order # 23-004

Pursuant to 36 CFR Section 1.5, the National Park Service is imposing a temporary partial closure of a portion of the Potomac Heritage National Trail crossing underneath Glebe Road Bridge during construction activities. This work is a subsect of the rehabilitation of the northern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Due to necessity of containments and platforms needed to be erected underneath the bridge for its painting operations, head clearance between the underside of the bridge and the pedestrian trail will be lowered, further reducing such clearance on this section of the trail. A temporary partial closure during the duration of this construction activity will be required for the safety of trail users. The duration of the trail closure shall be in place through late Spring of 2024.

Signage will be placed at trail entrance and exit points to inform users of the sections that will be closed during construction activities. No trail detour is available for this section of trail during the period of the closure.

Location of signage & text shall read as follows:
1. On the south End of the Trail, near Gulf Branch Trail, "TRAIL CLOSED - CONSTRUCTION ACCESS ONLY"

2. On the North end of the Trail, Just North of Glebe Road, "TRAIL CLOSED - CONSTRUCTION ACCESS ONLY"

Placing these signs at these locations make trail users aware of construction activities and avoid the construction zone while work is being performed.

This order is effective on July 21, 2023, and will remain in effect until further notice. Pursuant to 36 CFR Section 4.21, notice of this temporary trail closure will be made through media advisories, fencing and posting of signs at conspicuous locations in the affected park area. Finally, pursuant to 36 CFR Section (1.5), this determination is available to the public upon request.

Approval: Charles Cuvelier, Superintendent
Date: July 20, 2023

Last updated: October 17, 2023

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