Beach Drive Rehabilitation

The National Park Service has announced plans to rehabilitate Beach Drive in the District. Entire segments of the road will be closed in both directions 24/7 during the reconstruction project. Four segments will be rehabilitated over a three year period beginning after Labor Day. Although the project will take place entirely in DC, it is likely to exacerbate cut-through traffic in Rollingwood. Additional information can be found here.

From the National Park Service:

Project Description

The Beach Drive rehabilitation project will begin after Labor Day and is projected to last three years. The project will be completed in four segments. Each segment of Beach Drive will be closed in both directions 24/7 during work. Prior to work beginning on each segment, the National Park Service will post upcoming road work and road closure information on this webpage, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can plan their trip through, and around Rock Creek Park. The project includes full depth pavement reconstruction, which requires excavating the entire area and placing a new gravel base before new asphalt paving; improvements to pedestrian and bicycle trails in collaboration with the DDOT; DC Water storm drain rehabilitation and improvement projects; installation and upgrades of raised pavement markers, centerline rumble strips, guardrails and road signs to provide safer road conditions for drivers; parking area reconstruction and rehabilitation; traffic signal and streetlight replacement; and the rehabilitation of six bridges.

The four segments of the project are:
Segment 1 – Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW to Tilden St NW
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

Sign up for Project Updates

Nixle is a free tool that allows information to be sent through text, email, social media, and the Nixle mobile app. You can register by using either your mobile phone or by going online. To receive alerts about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project, text BEACHDRIVE to 888777. To register online, and create a user profile. After you register, you will receive information about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project including upcoming closure and detour information. You can opt out any time. Standard carrier data or messaging rates may apply.

Public Information Meetings

Thursday, July 28
7 – 8 p.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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