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Contact: Ethan Alpern, 202-619-7186
Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, 202-619-7177
New Beach Drive closures and detours begin before Monday morning rush hour
Beach Drive to reopen between Rock Creek Parkway and Tilden Street
WASHINGTON– At midnight tonight, Beach Drive closes to all users (cars, bikes and pedestrians) between Park Road/Tilden Street NW and Joyce Road NW, which is just south of Military Road NW. Ross Drive and Ridge Road will also close to vehicles but will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians.
At the same time, the newly reconstructed Beach Drive from Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to Park Road/Tilden Street NW is reopening to vehicle traffic. The widened multi-use trail will open at sunrise Monday.
Detour routes and construction information can be found online at go.nps.gov/beachdrive. Sign up for project updates via text message through Nixle by texting keyword “BEACHDRIVE” to 888-777.
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