New Traffic Signals near Memorial Circle
Flashing crosswalk warning lights have been installed on northbound lanes of the parkway just south of Arlington Memorial Bridge. This is a 30-day trial of a new safety feature, and your feedback is welcome. More »
Commercial Vehicle Use and Parking
All operators of commercial vehicles must have a special use permit to drive on park roads. Commercial vehicles are defined in 36 C.F.R. 5.6 as vehicles "used in transporting movable property for a fee or profit, either as a direct charge to another person, or otherwise, or used as an incident to providing services to another person, or used in connection with any business."
If you can reach your destination by another route, your permit application will be denied. In most cases trucks are not allowed on park roads, including:
Please be aware that there are bridges with low clearances along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Check bridge heights along your route to avoid costly damage.
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee for special use permits. Applications for special use permits must be received at least four business days before the special use begins.
Contact Pete McCallum at 703-289-2516 if you have questions.
Did You Know?
Features like cloverleaf interchanges and grassy medians made the George Washington Memorial Parkway "America's Most Modern Motorway" when it opened in 1932. More...