I apologize for the late notice, but there is a meeting tonight about the planned design and construction of a hard surface trail connection between the Capital Crescent Trail and the Little Falls Trail near the Bethesda Pool.
The objective is to improve safety, efficiency and reduce conflicts on current route used by bikers near the Bethesda Pool and adjacent parking lot. The connector plan includes the crossing of Hillandale Road. Park staff will available to answer questions at the Montgomery County Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm.
The current route used by bikers to connect the Little Falls Trail to the Capital Crescent Trail is through the Bethesda Pool parking lot which has led to conflicts when the pool is open. To improve safety, efficiency and reduce conflicts, a trail connector is proposed for construction near the Bethesda pool.
There are two design ideas. One builds a trail around the southern side of the pool and the other around the northern side.
Tentatively, a 2nd meeting is scheduled for September. Deisgn will continue into early 2016, with bids solicited for construction in late winter 2016.