Beach Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Maryland State Line

Reconstruction of Beach Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Maryland State Line

 

This section will be updated on a weekly basis.

Work for August 17, to August 24, 2019
  • Construction is currently in Segment 4
    • Beach Drive between Joyce Road and the Maryland State Line
      • Placing permanent pavement markings
      • Continuing work on the Pinehurst Branch Bridge and Milkhouse Ford Bridge
      • Placing topsoil and turf establishment at various locations
      • Placing permanent signs at various locations
      • Pavement repair work on Rock Creek Parkway near M Street
Traffic Control
  • Rock Creek Parkway :
    • Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Expect temporary lane closures on both northbound and southbound Rock Creek Parkway at the M Street overpass for pavement repairs. Use caution while traveling around the work zone. The use of alternate routes is recommended. Expect major delays.
  • Beach Drive:
    • Road closure on both northbound and southbound Beach Drive from Joyce Road to the Maryland State line. Drivers will no longer be able to cross Rock Creek Park using Wise Road and West Beach Drive NW. There is a detour in place. Expect major delays.
  • Pedestrians/Cyclists:
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access on Beach Drive between Joyce Road and Wise Road, and between West Beach Drive NW and the Maryland State Line is closed at all times, including weekends. Use caution while traveling around the work zone. Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to stay on the trail and to not use the closed section of Beach Drive.

To avoid the Beach Drive closures and possible congestion on the signed detour routes, use alternate routes.

For other information on Beach Drive project see: https://www.nps.gov/rocr/learn/management/beach-drive-rehabilitation.htm. And for other information on closures within Rock Creek Park see: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm and click on "Show Alerts".

The NPS will use Nixle as a tool to provide upcoming closure information along Beach Drive to commuters and visitors to Rock Creek Park. Commuters and visitors are encouraged to register by texting: BEACHDRIVE to 888777 from your mobile phone.

Further Details

Description:

Pavement reconstruction of Beach Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Maryland State Line; reconstruction of Harvard Street ramp; bridge and parking area rehabilitation; multi-use trail rehabilitation and construction, including concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer replacement, traffic signal and street light replacement, permanent signing and striping, and other miscellaneous work.

The reconstruction of Beach Drive (6.45 miles) will be completed in four phases. Each phase will close a segment of Beach Drive to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Separate vehicular and pedestrian detours will be signed and maintained during times of closures along Beach Drive. The segments of work are sub-divided as follows:

Segment 1: Shoreham Drive to Tilden Street/Park Road (1.82 miles)

Work includes the reconstruction of Beach Drive (from Shoreham Drive to Tilden Street), the reconstruction of the Rock Creek trail, the rehabilitation of Zoo Tunnel Bridge and the Zoo Tunnel (including sidewalk widening), the rehabilitation of the ramp to Harvard Street, street light replacement, traffic signal replacement at Tilden Street intersection, and other work. Access to the National Zoo driveway and Harvard Street Ramp will be closed.

Segment 2: Tilden Street/Park Road to Broad Branch Road (0.34 miles)

Work includes reconstruction of Beach Drive (from Tilden Street/Park Road to Broad Branch Road), rehabilitation of Blagden Bridge and Parking Area, traffic signal replace at Tilden Street intersection and other work.

Segment 3: Broad Branch Road to Joyce Road (1.59 miles)

Work includes the reconstruction of Beach Drive (from Broad Branch Road to Joyce Road), rehabilitation of Boulder Bridge and Joyce Road box culvert, reconstruction of the Park Police Station parking area and other work.

Segment 4: Joyce Road to Maryland State Line (2.70 miles)

Work includes the reconstruction of Beach Drive (from Joyce Road to the Maryland State Line), rehabilitation of Joyce Road box culvert, rehabilitation of Milkhouse Ford Bridge and Pinehurst Branch Bridge; reconstruction/rehabilitation of parking areas, and other work.

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Project Details
Project # DC PRA-ROCR 10(5)
Project Name Reconstruction of Beach Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Maryland State Line
Location District of Columbia
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Federal Highway Administration
Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division
21400 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166
(703) 404-6201