White House Fence Restoration and Sidewalk Closure
The National Park Service is restoring the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue, portions of which are believed to date back to 1818. During this restoration work, sections of the White House sidewalk will be temporarily closed for public safety. More »
Construction Project Affecting the White House Sidewalk
Due to a construction project, a portion of both the White House sidewalk and Pennsylvania Avenue near East Executive Avenue will be closed until April 2015.
White House North Fence Restoration Project
Sections of the White House sidewalk will be temporarily and partially closed for public safety during the project for the restoration of the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. The project, which includes the White House sidewalk adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue from East Executive Avenue to West Executive Avenue, NW, will be done in six separate, distinct and consecutive phases, from approximately March 2014 until November 2014. Each phrase requires the closure of designated section of the White House sidewalk that is approximately 115 feet long by 16 feet wide. An eight-foot wide portion of the White House sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue and adjacent to the closed section will remain open, subject to the movement of construction equipment and supplies into and out of the project sidewalk work area.
While project work is being completed on one of the six designated sections of the White House sidewalk, the other five sections of the White House sidewalk will remain fully open for public use. As construction activities progress to the next section of the White House sidewalk, the affected sidewalk area will then be closed to the public. The closures will occur just before construction activities commence and will be identified by fencing and signage. Once restoration activities ends at a section of the White House sidewalk, the temporary security barrier fencing will be removed and that section of the sidewalk will be open to the public.
The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.
Did You Know?
In Ellicott's Mills, Maryland, President Andrew Jackson boards a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad train for a pleasure trip to Baltimore in 1833. Jackson, who had never been on a train before, was the first president to take a ride on the "Iron Horse," as locomotives were known then.