West Basin Drive, SW, in front of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, currently is closed to vehicular traffic due to the staging and construction areas for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The road itself will be realigned during the memorial construction and reopened following completion and dedication of the MLK Memorial.
Access to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is not affected by this road closure. Handicapped accessible parking remains on site near the intersection of West Basin Drive and Ohio Drive, SW.
Did You Know?
The FDR Memorial on the National Mall is the second FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The first one was built just the way Roosevelt wanted: a marble block no larger than his desk. The memorial stone stands on the northwest grounds of the National Archives Building, facing the U.S. Navy Memorial.