• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

Closures & Construction

Projects may be postponed during inclement weather. The parkway will continue to inform the public and the media of any adjustments in the work schedules.

 

Delays on Exit Ramp to National Airport

Pepco will perform emergency manhole work on the exit ramp from the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway to VA-223 through Sunday, August 3. This is the southernmost exit ramp from the parkway to to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Most work will allow enough room for drivers to pass. However, full closures will occur at various times during these days.

Drivers are encouraged to use the first (northern) ramp to the Airport facility. Drive cautiously near the work site and follow instructions from road crews.

 

Lane Closure and Detours during Bridge Reconstruction

The park and its partner, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Program, will replace pedestrian bridge #9 on the Mount Vernon Trail. This bridge is between River Farm Drive and Fort Hunt Park. This project is expected to start on July 8 and end no later than mid-November.

A short section of the right northbound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway will be closed to vehicles during this project. Pedestrians and cyclists on the Mount Vernon Trail will be detoured around the construction site. Drivers should expect delays and take an alternate route if possible.

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