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