Screenshot of the project map from the county’s Division of Trasnportation Engineering project page.

Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed.

The project, budgeted at $3.95 million, will replace a bridge originally built in 1931 with a wider bridge and sidewalk.

The trail will be realigned and include a new 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge over Sligo Creek, plus a new trail to connect the bridge with the existing trail.

A new natural-surface pedestrian trail also will be added alongside the hard-surface trail, while a parking lot to the northwest of the bridge will be removed, according to plans.

Construction is expected to be done by the fall/winter of 2019.

A map of the suggested detour during construction is shown below, courtesy of the City of Takoma Park.

Park Valley Road to Close Tomorrow for Bridge Replacement - Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed.

Mike Diegel