DDOT’s Rock Creek trail rehabilitation project is starting a new phase. Starting today, the bike and pedestrian trail between Peirce Mill and Broad Branch Road will be reconstructed, and the nearby “social” trail (created over the years by people making their own way) is being replaced with a new paved trail.
DDOT, which is handling the work for the National Park Service, says the work on this segment will be completed over the next four months, and each trail will act as the other’s detour.
The crew is using mats to create a temporary trail around the Melvin C. Hazen trail to Peirce Mill segment.
Work on that segment began on June 7th and expected to take two months. The trail is being widened and the pedestrian bridge at Peirce Mill is being replaced.
The construction phase of the trail rehabilitation project started in late March, and includes rebuilding and resurfacing 3.7 miles of trail, and creating an entirely new .9-mile trail along Piney Branch Parkway. The projected completion date is spring 2023.