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June 17, 2015
Proposed Alternative Routes for Arlington Memorial
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, announced a 10-ton load limit on Arlington Memorial Bridge indefinitely. The 10-ton load restriction is intended to extend the life of the bridge deck for passenger vehicles. United States Park Police will begin active enforcement of the load restrictions on June 22, 2015.

June 08, 2015
Mill and Overlay Roadwork
Arlington, VA – Beginning Monday, June 15, 2015 the National Park Service (NPS) will begin repairs on the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) from 395 to the Reagan National Airport in both north and south bound lanes. The work will include associated ramps to the 14th Street Bridge, off and onto the GWMP. The entrance and exits to Reagan National Airport will be coordinated to minimize disturbance to travelers. Lane closures are expected to cause traffic delays.

May 28, 2015
Arlington Memorial Bridge Emergency Closures and Load Limits
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, will close both curbside lanes and 4 feet of the adjoining sidewalks across the bascule (drawbridge) span of Arlington Memorial Bridge and will post a 10-ton load limit across the entire length of the bridge. The lane closures will remain in effect until emergency repairs are complete. The load restriction, which will eliminate most bus traffic, will remain in effect indefinitely.

April 29, 2015
David Rubenstein Donates $5.37 Million to the National Park Foundation to Restore U.S. Marine Corps ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial
Today a $5.37 million gift commemorates the bravery of U.S. Marines who gave their lives to defend freedom, and honors the continued patriotism and sacrifice of America’s military families. Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Foundation Interim President Dan Wenk and U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael R. Regner to announce Rubenstein’s $5.37 million donation, which will restore and improve the iconic Iwo Jima sculpture and its surrounding parkland in Arlington, Virginia.

April 07, 2015
Washington D.C. Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.

February 12, 2015
New Operating Hours at Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton National Historic Site will change its operating hours and public tour schedule beginning Feb. 17, 2015.


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