A section of the Northwest Branch Trail located between the West Hyattsville Metrorail station and the Kirkwood Apartment complex will be closed for repairs, for one week beginning June 1. Detour signs will be posted directing trail users around the Riverfront Development construction site, toward Ager Road, and through the West Hyattsville Metrorail Station. For questions related to the repairs, please refer to contact information on site.
Paint Branch Trail Flooding Issues
The trail underpass at US Route 1, near the University of Maryland, floods frequently and leaves the trail muddy and covered with debris. The underpass below the CSX railroad and Metrorail overpasses near Lake Artemesia, also floods frequently. Department of Parks and Recreation is aware of these problem areas. Department of Parks and Recreation is working with local partners and consultants to seek short-term and long-term solutions at these locations. Each location has numerous government agencies/entities with jurisdiction, making matters extremely complicated.