WASHINGTON - Thursday marks the beginning of the Beach Drive rehabilitation project. The repair work to one of the District’s busiest roadways is expected to impact commuters for up to three years.
Officials say the project, which will address major repair issues, is expected to be completed in four segments. Each segment will require approximately 6 to 8 months of work.
Workers will repair and replace guardrails and road signs. Traffic signal and streetlight safety will be addressed and the rehabilitation of six bridges will be completed. New asphalt paving, work to pedestrian and bicycle trails, and water storm drain improvements will also be addressed.
Segment 1 - Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW to Tilden St NW (September 22, 2016 - Spring 2017)
Segment 1 is broken down into two phases: 1A and 1B. During 1A, Beach Drive will stay open between Piney Branch Parkway and Porter Street so vehicles can travel across the park. During 1B, this jog will close while it is reconstructed.
Segment 2 - Tilden St NW to Broad Branch Rd
Segment 3 - Broad Branch Rd to Joyce Rd
Segment 4 - Joyce Rd to DC/MD Border
The paved multi-use trail will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists during daylight hours during construction.
More information about the closures can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/rocr/learn/management/beach-drive-rehabilitation.htm