July 15, 2016
Contact: Jarod Perkioniemi
The National Park Service (NPS) begins a three-year rehabilitation project on Beach Drive after Labor Day, which will require segments of the road to be closed in both directions. Public information meetings will be held to answer questions, and provide details about the project, road closures and detours. We hope you can join us at our first public information meeting:
Thursday, July 28 7 - 8 p.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Additional public information meetings will be announced and held in the future.
The rehabilitation project, which will be completed in four segments, will provide a safer trip through Rock Creek Park for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians while maintaining the historic characteristic of the park. During each project segment, the northbound and southbound lanes of Beach Drive in that area will be closed 24/7 to all users. The NPS will post upcoming road work and closure information, including detour maps, on Rock Creek Park's website: https://go.nps.gov/beachdrive
The NPS will use Nixle as a tool to provide upcoming Beach Drive closure information to commuters and visitors to Rock Creek Park. We encourage park visitors and drivers who use Beach Drive to register by texting: BEACHDRIVE to 888777 from your mobile phone. Beach Drive was originally designed in 1897 to provide recreational access to America's first urban national park. Today, there are more than 12 million commuter trips through Rock Creek Park every year, and more than 40,000 people use Beach Drive for recreation every weekend.
Learn more about Nixle. Nixle is a free tool that allows information to be sent through text, email, social media and the Nixle mobile app. You can register on either your mobile phone or online. To receive alerts about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project, text BEACHDRIVE to 888777. To register online, visit www.nixle.com and create a user profile. After you register, you will receive information about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project including upcoming closure and detour information. You can opt out any time. Standard carrier data or messaging rates may apply.