Following conversations with Department of Transportation administrators and correspondence with Division of Recreation and Parks administrators, it is the understanding of the Gwynns Falls Trail Advocates, who represent cyclist and pedestrian users of the trail, that:
The construction contract permits the contractor to close the trail during the periods when demolition and beam erection could create safety issues for trail users. Anticipated closures for these purposes are projected for the following approximate periods:
North side demolition: present-January, 2018
North side beam erection: early summer 2018 for 3-4 weeks
South side demolition and beam erection: summer 2019 (dates TBD)
DOT administration will monitor the contract to assure that the contractor adheres to the provision that the Gwynns Falls Trail is re-opened when these phases of the project are not in progress.
DOT administration will work with the Gwynns Falls Trail Advocates (represented by John McDonald) on the designation of possible detour routes during the closure periods. Consideration of detours will take into account such issues as topography, roadway safety, and security.
For more information or to report circumstances regarding the bridge closure site, please contract us at:
Follow the distinctive pavement blazes for wayfinding on the Gwynns Falls Trail.
Nine trailheads provide easy access and parking for hikers and bikers. Kiosks at each trailhead display a full trail map and information about the area. Below is a list of the trailheads with their Google Map coordinates. Below, click on the trailhead links to access their map locations and the kiosk links to view their content.