Four-Mile Missing Link in Larger 60-Mile Regional Trail Network Will Provide Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel Between the District and Bladensburg, Maryland
The District and Maryland Departments of Transportation jointly re-advertised today for contractor bids on constructing the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail with alternative design/construction criteria. All construction bids for the project received on August 6, 2013 were cancelled.
As part of the re-advertisement, contractors have the option of bidding based on either the original design or their own proposals for modifying the design for the following project elements:
- Heavy duty boardwalk (outside AMTRAK right-of-way), which may include re-design of foundation system, railing and deck that meet pedestrian and HS-15 loading requirements,
- Sheet pile walls and cofferdams related to the heavy duty boardwalk and pedestrian bridges, and
- Geogrid reinforced trail for areas of potential contamination.
The four-mile long Kenilworth segment will connect Benning Road in the District with Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg, Maryland, providing a highly anticipated missing link in an almost 60-mile regional bicycle and pedestrian trail network.