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?
Roosevelt was the first President to make full use of the radio, the first to fly in a plane, the first to appoint a woman to his Cabinet, the first to appoint a Press Secretary, and the first to leave the country in a time of war.