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The job is broken up into five major regions: mile-marker zero in the Potomac River; the Rock Creek confluence; the locks; the market plazas; and the aqueduct. One of the changes that are would-be are repairs to the canal’s historic structures, dedicated areas, a mule lawn, and a visitor center. Currently, several points across the canal aren’t friendly to individuals or pedestrians with disabilities, and such points will be improved under those plans.

Last week, officials allowed water to flow back into portions of the canal to test recently rebuilt Locks 3 and 4″in preparation for the eventual recurrence of a breeding canal,” in accordance with NPS and Georgetown Heritage. Below are the job options that were presented in the neighborhood meeting. Funds must nevertheless be procured for the job.

Plans are in the works to produce the very first mile of their C&O Canal in Georgetown more inviting, and as part of the effort, officials unveiled updated theories for the revitalization project in a neighborhood meeting. (Public comment is currently open until May 11.)

The project is being designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm that formed New York’s High Line and Cleveland’s Public Square, among other projects. In the C&O Canal, the team plans to”concentrate on addressing deferred maintenance problems and related security and accessibility concerns associated with the towpath; improving connections between Georgetown and the [canal] towpath; [and] enhancing visitor experience through increased signage and maximizing underutilized areas,” notes a project summary. After finalizing the concept choices, the team will prepare a necessary assessment.

James Corner Field Operations project entails yard, improved access, and canal structures