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At the C&O Canal, the group intends to”focus on addressing deferred maintenance issues and related security and accessibility concerns connected with the towpath; enhancing connections between Georgetown and the [canal] towpath; [and] improving visitor experience through increased signage and maximizing underutilized areas,” notes a project summary. The staff will prepare a necessary evaluation following finalizing the concept choices.

James Corner Field Operations project entails canal structures, improved Accessibility, and yard
Last week, officials allowed water to leak back into portions of the canal to test recently rebuilt Locks 3 and 4″in preparation for the eventual return of a reproduction canal,” according to NPS and Georgetown Heritage. Below are the project alternatives that were introduced in the neighborhood meeting. Funds must nevertheless be secured for the job.

Plans are in the works to produce the very first mile of the C&O Canal at Georgetown more inviting, and as part of that attempt, officials last week unveiled upgraded theories for its revitalization job in a community meeting. The National Park Service (NPS) and Georgetown Heritage, a nonprofit, are jointly developing the project with help from the D.C. Office of Planning and the Georgetown Business Improvement District. (Public opinion is currently open until May 11.)

The project is broken up into five chief areas: mile-marker zero at the Potomac River; the Rock Creek confluence; the guards; the market plazas; and the aqueduct. Among the changes are repairs to the historic structures of the canal, dedicated areas, a mule yard, and a new visitor centre. Presently, several points along the canal aren’t friendly to pedestrians or people with disabilities, and such points will be improved under those programs.