City to Host Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Project Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 28

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City to Host Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 28

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2021

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities and the Department of Project Implementation will host a community meeting to provide an update one the Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Project on Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Recreation Center (located at 4653 Taney Ave.). The purpose of the meeting will be to share information on the restoration schedule, planned restoration activities, and answer questions. 

In 2018, a portion of Holmes Run Trail, within Dora Kelley Park, that connects to North Morgan Street was closed due to flooding and severe erosion that undermined the stability and structural integrity of the trail and boardwalk. In 2019, the City received historic flooding, which severely damaged three additional sections of Holmes Run Trail, including two bridge structures. The 2018 and 2019 flood events completely undermined the trail base and caused significant erosion around the trail and undermined the structural integrity of the two bridges. As part of the design phase of the restoration project the City will study how the flood impacted Holmes Run and determine how the trail, bridges, and slopes should be modified/stabilized to minimize potential damage from future flood events.

For additional information, visit the Holmes Run Trail Repairs project website or contact Jack Browand, Acting Deputy Director, with the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities at jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jack.browand@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.504, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/123385.

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