For a complete list of current plans and projects along the parkway, please visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gwmp.
Public Input Opportunity: MacArthur Boulevard Shared-Use Path at Glen Echo Park
The National Park Service (NPS) would like your feedback on improving the Montgomery County MacArthur Boulevard Shared-Use Path at Clara Barton NHS and Glen Echo Park. We have prepared an Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA/AoE) document of the development plan alternatives in realigning the Shared-Use Path in the section along NPS land. The NPS has cooperated with Montgomery County on the alternative development and EA/AoE.
Public comment is requested from January 9, 2013 through February 8, 2013. You are also invited to attend an Open House on January 24, 6 PM, at Glen Echo Park where you can learn more about the project and submit written comments.
All commenting and Open House information can be found on the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MacarthurBlvdBikewayImprovements
Memorial Circle Safety Improvements
The National Park Service (NPS) is working to improve visitor safety and experience in the area that includes Arlington Memorial Avenue, Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle. The results of a road safety audit conducted by the Federal Highway Administration in November 2011 were used to develop a list of short- and long-term safety and traffic improvements that was released to the public in June 2012.
Many short-term improvements have now been completed, with recent progress including: re-planting vegetation impacted by social trails, repairing and adding pedestrian warning signs at crosswalks, installing rumble strips at approach to crosswalk, relocating crosswalk, and installation of new road and trail signs. Long-term improvements will require more extensive planning processes, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance.
More project information, including an updated spreadsheet detailing the status of project planning and implementation is available at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/memorialcircleprojectstatus
Arlington County and Vicinity Non-Motorized Boathouse Facility EIS
George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), sought public input on preliminary alternatives to be considered in the Arlington County and Vicinity Non-Motorized Boathouse Facility Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will assess the impacts of the proposed siting and construction of a public facility for non-motorized boats on the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River in the vicinity of Arlington County.
The public comment period concluded on September 30, 2012.
Environmental Assessment for Fort Hunt Park
The National Park Service is working on a plan to enhance interpretation of Fort Hunt's rich cultural history while continuing to provide opportunities for recreation.
New alternative concepts have been drafted to reflect public feedback on the Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect released in 2011. Comments were accepted through July 28, 2012.
Dyke Marsh Wetland Restoration and Long Term Management
The National Park Service is considering plans to restore all or part of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.
Comments on proposed alternative concepts were accepted through June 20, 2012.
Environmental Assessment for Gravelly Point and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
The National Park Service is working on a plan to enhance visitor access, safety and education for Gravelly Point, Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, and part of the Mount Vernon Trail.
Comments on proposed alternative concepts were accepted through June 22, 2012.
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The George Washington Memorial Parkway protects over 7,000 acres of native habitats, memorials, and historic landmarks. More...