Paw Paw Tunnel Eastern Portal

C&O Canal NHP Completes Work Around Paw Paw Tunnel

By Bryan Perry |

Crews have completed the extensive rock wall remediation work along the eastern portal of the Paw Paw Tunnel, and have re-opened the tunnel for thru-travelers. Many thanks to all those who spent many, many months performing needed safety improvements there. The tunnel hill trail and tunnel hill road (the previous detour route) are closed for a few weeks for restoration. According to the C&O Canal National Historic Park, “there will be intermittent times in the next few weeks that flaggers will be used along the boardwalk while critical lifting operations or other work adjacent to or over the boardwalk/towpath will be carried out. Visitors are reminded to please stay out of active work areas in the canal, access roads, and staging areas; dismount bicycles within the Paw Paw Tunnel and on boardwalks, and to follow any directions in signs/flaggers.” To learn more about the project: