Improving roads around the National Mall

Map showing work on the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Independence Avenue SW, 17th Street, East Basin Drive, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, along 15th Street, and at crosswalks to be built near the DC War/MLK Memorials and Constitution Ave.
Construction work planned around the National Mall.


The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are repaving and restriping:

Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway between the Virginia Avenue NW and Parkway Drive NW.
  • Lane closures 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Repaving work begins in September 2022.
Eastbound Independence Avenue SW between 23rd Street SW and 15th Street SW.
  • Lane closures 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Repaving from Summer 2021 to Sept. 2022
17th Street between Independence Avenue SW and Constitution Avenue NW.
  • Lane closures 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Repaving ongoing through September 2021.
Workers doing construction at a crosswalk near the National Mall.
Construction workers install new wiring and pavement at an intersection near the Washington Monument.

FHWA / Mir Ali

The National Park Service is installing new traffic signal equipment and wiring as well as tactile paving at intersections across the National Mall. This improves accessibility and increases safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Last updated: June 15, 2021

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