Canal Road Repairs to Close Sections This Week and Beyond

According to the National Park Service and DDOT Trees, Canal Road will close between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue, NW, beginning tomorrow, March 26, through Thursday, March 28, between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., for scheduled road work.

A longer project is also slated to begin this week, closing Canal Road between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays: repairs at the trail bridge over the C&O Canal and Canal Road at Arizona Avenue, NW, by the NPS. Reconstruction of the bridge will also close the Capital Crescent Trail at times; bicycle traffic will be detoured over a temporary bridge. The NPS reported to cyclists and other users of the trail: "The contractor is working during a night time road closure of Canal Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic is re-routed around this closure. If all progresses well, the contract should be complete with all repairs in June. The CCT trail is slated to remain open during most of this process. We required the contractor to install a temporary bridge to serve the commuting public. . . . It is our intention for the daily CCT commuter not to be impacted from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. time frame."

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Apr 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM jeff

They're closing Canal Road before 9pm on Sunday. I just came through there tonight (April 7) at about 8pm and the full road blocks were up.

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Apr 15, 2013 at 6:40 PM Nigel

Same thing Sunday night April 14th. Road blck up on Canal Road at 8:10 pm, well before 9pm!

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Apr 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM Kristine

why is there no information on this closure? I use chain bridge/canal road 4 times a week and it is closed before 8:30 every time. Is it really supposed to go until June? GRRRR.

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Apr 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM Teresita Schaffer

Why are there no signs about this, either on the Virginia side before one gets to Chain Bridge, or on the downtown or Georgetown side? Why is there no sign indicating how long the work is to go on? i ran into the closure with no warning three weeks ago. then tonight, since there were no signs, i assumed they were done, but no, i wound up having to go out practically to the Beltway. shame on all the regional transportation departments.

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