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Open House Planned For Glen Echo Park Path Project

Meeting set for 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday.

The National Park Service is hosting an open house Thursday evening to solicit feedback on a proposed shared-use path realignment project at Glen Echo Park.

The meeting will focus on an improvement project proposed for the 800-foot length of the shared-use path that falls on National Park Service property near Glen Echo park and the Clara Barton National Historic Site. The project is part of Montgomery County's plan to improve bikeways and paths along MacArthur Boulevard.

According to the WashCycle, the path "would be relocated from MacArthur Boulevard to NPS property, where it would parallel MacArthur Boulevard from Oxford Road along the northeastern edge of the Clara Barton National Historic Site parking lot. Heading southeast, the path would cross over an historic trolley bridge, located above Minnehaha Creek. Montgomery County would restore, to NPS specifications, the bridge for adaptive reuse as a shared-use path. Before returning to MacArthur Boulevard, the path would pass through a small parking lot on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land used via agreement by NPS."

The open house is planned for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Glen Echo Park's Spanish Ballroom. Project documents are also available online for public comment until Feb. 8.

Michael Shapiro January 24, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I hope that the proposed improvement conforms to the recommended 10 ft. width. I've seen some recent paths that are barely 5 feet wide, which makes sharing the path almost impossible and invites anger.

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