August 31, 2015
Contact: Mike Litterst
Washington –Approximately 30 feet of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be drained starting September 8 to allow for the removal and reconstruction of a small portion of the pool basin. The repairs will correct damage caused by work at the World War II Memorial in 2013. The work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.
During the work, visitors will be able to use the elm walk along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, and 95% of the Reflecting Pool will remain filled with water. Only the north/south walkway between the Reflecting Pool and the World War II Memorial will be closed.
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