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.
Memorial Bridge Closed
Memorial Bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pm for the Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run. Visitors should expect delays and be prepared to take alternate routes.
Motorists will be able to reach Arlington National Cemetery from VA-110 (Jefferson Davis Highway). A marked detour will allow vehicles leaving the cemetery to enter the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Delays on Northdown Road and East and West Boulevard Drives
The Federal Highway Administration and George Washington Memorial Parkway will begin a project to pulverize and reconstruct sections of Northdown Road, East Boulevard Drive (between Kent Road and Collingwood Road) and West Boulevard Drive (between Alexandria Avenue and Collingwood Road). The project also includes stormwater improvements, including reconstruction of the stone waterway along Northdown Road. Affected residents received a letter describing the project in detail. This project is anticipated to finish in August 2013.
Beginning Monday, June 3, 2013 motorists should expect delays and uneven road surfaces along these routes. No work will be done on weekends nor holidays. For more information, including a detailed construction schedule, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ewblvdandndownschedule.
Repairs to Bridge Joints
The Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service will repair joints on several bridges along the George Washington Memorial Parkway beginning on Monday, May 6, 2013. The project is anticipated to finish in fall 2013.
There will be shifting lane closures between 10 am and 2:30 pm on weekdays and during daylight hours on weekends. One lane will remain open at all times with the exception of brief fifteen minute periods while construction material is delivered. Expect delays and take alternate routes when possible.
Detour on the Mount Vernon Trail
The Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service will reconstruct pedestrian bridges on the Mount Vernon Trail beginning on April 8, 2013. Several bridges near the city of Alexandria will be closed and detours will be in place during this project. This project is scheduled to finish in fall 2013.
The first bridges to be affected are bridges 13 and 14 between Waynewood Boulevard and Collingwood Road. A detour will direct visitors to use West Boulevard Drive. Cyclists and pedestrians should use caution when sharing the road with vehicles.
Did You Know?
The George Washington Memorial Parkway protects over 7,000 acres of native habitats, memorials, and historic landmarks. More...