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February 22, 2017
Construction Project to Begin Next Week at Theodore Roosevelt Island Parking Lot
On March 1, the National Park Service will begin a project to repave the parking lot and realign the Mount Vernon Trail at Theodore Roosevelt Island. To ensure visitor safety, the parking lot will be closed until the project’s completion, expected to be late spring.

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.

April 15, 2016
National Park Service reaches next step toward Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation
Public invited to comment on environmental assessment.


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