Pedestrians & Bicyclists
Mount Vernon Trail
You may have noticed the new fence along the Mount Vernon Trail just south of Arlington Memorial Bridge. This is a staging area for materials and equipment the National Park Service will use for our rehabilitation of the bridge.
You should expect intermittent temporary closures on the trail as workers move heavy equipment in to the staging area. You should also expect traffic entering and exiting the George Washington Memorial Parkway over the trail. We do not anticipate closures to move equipment lasting longer than about 15 minutes. Traffic may affect the trail until the project is done in early 2021.
Beginning in fall 2018 and continuing until early 2021, pedestrians and bicyclists will have to detour around a closed sidewalk on Arlington Memorial Bridge. The westbound sidewalk will close first from fall 2018 until fall 2019. During that time, you can follow the detour routes listed below.
Going from Arlington, VA, to Washington, DCPedestrians and bicyclists will be able to access the bridge sidewalk from Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon Trail, or the Metro by:
Going from Washington, DC, to Arlington, VAPedestrians and bicyclists will be able to access the sidewalk from the National Mall and Downtown DC by:
Last updated: October 11, 2018