Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Construction Begun on New Bike Path on MacArthur Boulevard

This month, the Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering began two projects along MacArthur Boulevard between I-495 and Oberlin Avenue in Glen Echo to construct a new bikeway and resurface the road.

The bikeway will run along the south side of MacArthur Boulevard for 2.6 miles, providing an eight-foot wide path for shared uses. The roadway resurfacing project will include installing retaining walls, driveways, underpass lighting and landscaping; upgrades to the existing stormwater facilities; and installation of bioretention facilities to treat stormwater.

Construction is expected to take about a year. A full-time County representative will be available on site during hours of construction to oversee the progress, monitor pedestrian and traffic safety issues, and to answer resident questions.

Drivers should expect some temporary lane closures associated with the project. Every effort will be made throughout construction to maintain routes for pedestrians and driver access to side streets and driveways.