Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive from the Taft Bridge.

Rock Creek Parkway and Beach Drive from the Taft Bridge.

Over the next three years, segments of Beach Drive — a historic artery that connects Maryland and upper Northwest D.C. neighborhoods to downtown — will shut down for repairs. The four-part closure will reroute commuters to congested north-south corridors, slamming drivers already negotiating disruptions on Metro. Kojo explores the citywide impact of the closure, why it’s needed now, and how commuters can cope.


  • Sam Zimbabwe Associate Director of Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
  • Dan Reed Author, "Just Up The Pike"
  • Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles Spokesperson, National Park Service (National Capital Region)

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