November 13, 2015
Contact: Wayne Campbell
WASHINGTON-- Beginning next spring, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration will begin a multi-year project to reconstruct Beach Drive and the multi-use trail through Rock Creek Park. The National Park Service, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1), Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (Ward 3) and Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (Ward 4), invite the public to learn more at a meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
"Rock Creek Park is a retreat within the city, and thousands of people travel through it on their way to work, school or play every day," Tara Morrison, superintendent of Rock Creek Park said. "Undertaking a project of this magnitude comes with enormous benefits, but it will inevitably cause inconvenience. The National Park Service wants to minimize the hassle by providing as much information and planning time to people as possible."
Other public meetings will be held closer to the start of construction. The meeting will cover the project timeline, detours and the work to the road and trail.