WASHINGTON — Starting next week, visitors won’t be able to drive to Theodore Roosevelt Island for a few months.
The National Park Service said Wednesday that on March 1, they’ll close the parking lot for repaving and start realigning the Mount Vernon Trail, a project that they expect to last until late spring.
Along with realigning the trail, the park service is raising and widening it, as well as putting new curbs and gutters in the parking lot, the park service said in a statement.
Pedestrians will still be able to get to the island, and bicyclists on the Mount Vernon Trail will be able to use a detour to get around the construction, the park service said.
Drivers should park either at Daingerfield Island or Columbia Island, both of which are on the Mount Vernon Trail, or at public parking lots in Rosslyn, which the service said is the closest option.