• 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.


Arlington Memorial Bridge and Circle Closed

Memorial Bridge and Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic on September 14 from 5:30 am to 10 am for the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon. Drivers will be able reach Memorial Avenue and Arlington National Cemetery from northbound VA-110 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Drivers should expect delays.


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.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the Parkway

Features like cloverleaf interchanges and grassy medians made the George Washington Memorial Parkway "America's Most Modern Motorway" when it opened in 1932. More...