Bike trail detour options in Maryland's suburbs are coming under fire by riders now that construction of the long disputed Purple Line is underway.
WASHINGTON — A popular bike trail that connects some Maryland suburbs to the Capital Crescent Trail will close during construction of the Purple Line and some riders aren’t happy with the suggested detour.
The Georgetown Branch Trail, which links Bethesda and Silver Spring, will close on Tuesday. It could be five years before it reopens to trail users.
Detour options are coming under fire by trail users now that construction of the long disputed line is underway.
“Construction activity will occur throughout the length of the existing Georgetown Branch Trail. To ensure safety for trail users, the trail must be closed. Montgomery County Department of Transportation has established an alternate trail route for use during construction.”
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