By Herald Mail media
A project to improve sections of the Western Maryland Rail Trail will force temporary closures from Nov. 27 through Jan. 27, 2018, state officials said this week.
The two-phase project will clean ditch lines and replace damaged guardrails and fencing along the 22.5-mile trail, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources news release.
The eastern end of the 22.5 mile trail lands riders near Lockhouse 56 on the historic and popular C & O Canal National Historic Park.
“For the safety of those who enjoy the trail we ask that everyone follow the posted detours during the temporary closures,” state Park Service Ranger Bob Study said in the release. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as this much needed work gets done.”
The first phase will take place from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1, 2018, requiring a closure from Locher Road (mile 12.5) to Seavolt Road (mile 16.5).