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Palisades Trolley Trail and Foundry Trestle Feasibility Study

DDOT is conducting a feasibility study of the former Glen Echo Trolley line from St. Mary’s Place, NW to Galena Place, NW in the Georgetown and Palisades neighborhoods. The study area includes the abandoned Foundry Branch Trestle Bridge in the historic Glover Archbold Park at Canal Road.

Purpose & Study Area

The purpose of this feasibility study is to identify critical issues and challenges in developing a multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities on the former Glen Echo Trolley line corridor, an area commonly referred to as the Palisades Trolley Trail. The project will determine if a trail along the corridor would provide a transportation utility for pedestrians and bicyclists. The feasibility study will include a comprehensive survey of the study area to determine topography, utilities, site conditions, and historic resources. In addition, an in-depth inspection of the Foundry Branch Trestle Bridge will be completed, and options developed to rehabilitate the Bridge for use by bicycles and pedestrians as part of the Palisades Trolley Trail. It is anticipated that the Study will be completed in August 2019. A map of the project survey area is shown below: 

Map of Palisades Neighborhood

Past Public Meetings

What: Palisades Trolley Trail & Foundry Trestle Feasibility Study - Public Meeting #1
When: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Short presentation begins at 7:00 PM)
Where: Palisades Neighborhood Library, Meeting Room, 4901 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20007


What:  Palisades Trolley Trail Feasibility Study - Public Meeting #2
When:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019; 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown; 3240 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007


Project Contact

Project Manager
Michael Alvino
[email protected]