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 land upon which the FDR Memorial rests is reclaimed land, and at one time used to be the Potomac River. In the late nineteenth century, the river channel was deepened and narrowed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the dredged river sediments became West and East Potomac Parks.