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March 09, 2017
National Park Service Releases Recreation Plan for Jones Point Park
The National Park Service has completed the final Recreation and Visitor Services Plan for Jones Point Park. The plan, developed with input from the public, will guide the development of recreational activities at Jones Point Park. The plan considers existing conditions and opportunities at the Park, and develops a set of recommendations for a variety of ways visitors can experience the Park.

March 03, 2017
Proposed Alternative Routes for Arlington Memorial
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, announced a 10-ton load limit on Arlington Memorial Bridge indefinitely. The 10-ton load restriction is intended to extend the life of the bridge deck for passenger vehicles. United States Park Police will begin active enforcement of the load restrictions on June 22, 2015.

February 07, 2017
Rehabilitation of Arlington Memorial Bridge Moves from Planning to Design Phase
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed the planning process for the rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. The NPS will next design and implement the rehabilitation of this important element of the regional transportation network and the monumental core of Washington, D.C.

August 10, 2016
Memorial Bridge Education and Enforcement Campaign
The National Park Service is beginning an education campaign to remind drivers of the 10-ton load limit on Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 10-ton load limit was implemented in 2015 at the recommendation of the Federal Highway Administration to help prolong the service life of the iconic bridge. The education campaign will be followed by targeted enforcement.

July 15, 2016
Dyke Marsh Restoration Long-Term Management Plan
The National Park Service has completed its planning process to help restore Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Once implemented, this plan will improve ecosystem services that benefit the Potomac River watershed and the Chesapeake Bay.

May 26, 2016
National Park Service completes Arlington Memorial Bridge emergency repair project
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service (NPS), in its ongoing commitment to keep Arlington Memorial Bridge open and safe, has completed a year long, $4 million emergency repair project.


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