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    Default Rock Creek Trail open?

    Is Rock Creek Trail open from Georgetown to Military Rd-sh or are there still closures with long detours or a very exciting ride on the parkway? I know that they're still working around the Zoo. Tried to check the NPS site but wasn't sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    Is Rock Creek Trail open from Georgetown to Military Rd-sh or are there still closures with long detours or a very exciting ride on the parkway? I know that they're still working around the Zoo. Tried to check the NPS site but wasn't sure.

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    I wrote on this last week; there are no updates I am aware of. The southernmost section (just north of P Street) was supposed to reopen this past week but had not done so as of Thursday
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ail-Conditions
    Last edited by viennabiker; 04-03-2022 at 10:30 AM. Reason: to include link

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    Thank you. Wish that NPS provided 30% of the information that your post provided. https://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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    I sent an email to the Rock Creek Superintendent about the reopening date. I received this reply today:

    This is in response to your inquiry on the status of the Multi-Use Trail between P Street and Shoreham Drive.

    The park is awaiting the report from the geophysical investigations near the Mt. Zion/ FUBS location. We anticipate getting the report back within 2 weeks and briefing the stakeholders thereafter. Upon briefing the stakeholders, DDOT will be notified to continue the work on the trail. At this point we are not sure how long it will take for DDOT to mobilize and complete the work in that area (digging up and replacing the old trail, mill and overlay, and installing the fencing). As we receive more clarity, we will share information with the public.

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    Default Further update about Rock Creek Park

    Quote Originally Posted by DCAKen View Post
    I sent an email to the Rock Creek Superintendent about the reopening date. I received this reply today:
    Here is a further update about the long segment north of the areas discussed so far on Beach Drive--the name of the road that goes through Rock Creek Park north of Connecticut Ave. For some time, some stretches of Beach Drive between Broad Branch and the DC/Maryland border have been closed on weekends. In 2020, those stretches were closed on weekdays as well. This delighted some (walkers and bikers) but frustrated some commuters who were using Beach Drive. For WABA's presentation, see: https://waba.org/parc/. For that of motorists--well, if you're a cyclist you might steel yourself if you search out comments in variious social media and neighborhood listserves--the level of politeness varies considerably.

    The National Park Service has been preparing an Environmental Assessment to inform a decision on whether to make the arrangement permanent. It was due some months ago, but is now waiting for a report from the Fish and Wildlife Service, with the assessment now due this summer. And then a decision will be made.

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