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    Default Holmes Run Trail restoration meeting Wed, July 28 6:30pm

    Last week the City announced a public meeting about HRT repair work. It looks like the most comprehensive info that's available now is this page from Transportation & Environmental Services which seems to say the City will this fall choose a vendor to develop the full repair design and could begin work when that's done (as it's now Fiscal Year 2022 so the final capital funding should now be availale):

    Meeting event info:https://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calend....aspx?si=37601

    Meeting news release:
    "The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities and the Department of Project Implementation will host a community meeting to provide an update one the Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Project on Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Recreation Center (located at 4653 Taney Ave.). The purpose of the meeting will be to share information on the restoration schedule, planned restoration activities, and answer questions.

    "In 2018, a portion of Holmes Run Trail, within Dora Kelley Park, that connects to North Morgan Street was closed due to flooding and severe erosion that undermined the stability and structural integrity of the trail and boardwalk. In 2019, the City received historic flooding, which severely damaged three additional sections of Holmes Run Trail, including two bridge structures. The 2018 and 2019 flood events completely undermined the trail base and caused significant erosion around the trail and undermined the structural integrity of the two bridges. As part of the design phase of the restoration project the City will study how the flood impacted Holmes Run and determine how the trail, bridges, and slopes should be modified/stabilized to minimize potential damage from future flood events."

    "For additional information, visit the Holmes Run Trail Repairs project website or contact Jack Browand, Acting Deputy Director, with the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities at jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

    "For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jack.browand@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.504, Virginia Relay 711."

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    Default Holmes Run Trail restoration meeting Wed, July 28 6:30pm

    While not great news, there is some incremental progress on the repairs along the Holmes Run Trail.
    To: Holmes Run Trail Repairs Stakeholder Group
    This email update provides an update on multiple activities associated with Holmes Run Trail repair projects as of Thursday, February 10, 2022:
    1.Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail: Bridge Crossing at 4600 Duke St. - Interim stabilization of the stream bank was completed the week of January 28. Design for the replacement bridge is at 30% and progressing on schedule.
    2.Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail: Ripley St. Access Ramp; Culvert Bridge west of 395; & Dora Kelly Trail from Morgan St. Design contract finalized and notice to proceed issued in January 2022. Park users may see survey teams in the project area over the next few months and other information gathering activities will occur. Design is anticipated to be one year.
    3.Dora Kelley Park Trail: As weather conditions permit, concrete repairs from the fair-weather crossing west are planned for late February and early March. Work will require intermittent closing of the bike & pedestrian trail when work is in progress. Completion is anticipated at 3-5 days. City staff will post signs 5-7 days in advance of work start.
    4.Beatley Bridge: As weather conditions permit, resurfacing of the bridge is planned for late February and early March. Work will require the full closer of the bridge during the project. Completion is anticipated at 7-10 days. City staff will post signs 5-7 days in advance of work start. Trail users will be redirected to the Ripley Street crossing to the west and to Duke St. and then east to connect to the Holmes Run Trail.
    Trail users are encouraged to only use the established detour routes when using the Holmes Run Trail from Eisenhower Avenue west to Holmes Run Parkway. City staff will schedule a community update meeting this spring to introduce the design team and answer community questions. The next meeting will be announced to this stakeholder group, through City eNews, and on the Holmes Run Trail Repairs project website. Please forward this email to other interested stakeholders, and you may refer individuals to Jack.Browand@alexandriava.gov to be added to the Holmes Run Trail Repairs Stakeholder Group email group.
    Sincerely,
    Jack Browand
    Deputy Director, Park Services, CPM CPRP
    Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
    Contractor working on stream back stabilization



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    In the interim, for those not already in the know, here is the official detour route around the washed out area near I-395



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