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C & O Canal Towpath to be repaired at Angler's - Parking Affected
11/20/2011

C & O Canal Towpath to be repaired at Angler's - Parking Affected

Potomac, MD - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces that repair work of the towpath breach near Angler's has begun. Classic Site Solutions is the primary contractor performing the work. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2012. After the 125-foot breach in the towpath is rebuilt, water flow will be restored in the C&O Canal between Widewater and Lock 6. Repair work will require periodic closures of all parking areas across from the Old Angler's Inn on McArthur Boulevard, as well as the lower drop off lot. Alternative parking is available at Carderock (2 miles east) and Great Falls (2.2 miles west). While the National Park Service recognizes this inconvenience to the public, these closures are necessary to assure visitor safety while construction is underway. Vehicular traffic will be prohibited at Angler's from 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily during the project's duration. Limited parking will be available after 5:00 p.m. weekdays, on weekends, and holidays. Every effort will be made to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists using the area. All visitors are asked to obey posted closure signs and stay on designated detour routes for their safety. Please obey flagmen and regulatory signs and do your part to assure that construction proceeds as quickly and safely as possible.
About Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Preserving America's colorful Canal era and transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 of adventure. Originally, the C&O Canal was a lifeline for communities and businesses along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, grain and other agricultural products floated down the canal to market. Learn more at www.nps.gov/choh.

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