The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing to assess safety on the southern part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Future plans for the park will be shaped through a public engagement process.
The National Park Service has hosted two public meetings about the safety study.
On Thursday, July 11, we shared our preliminary research on safety on the southern part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and on Tuesday, December 3, we shared some options to improve conditions.
Check back for updates about other meetings and opportunities to share your thoughts online.
The public engagement process will help us determine what happens next and when. This is why it is very important for the public to be involved. After gathering information and hearing from the public, the NPS will continue to develop new plans to improve safety on the southern part of the parkway.
The outcome of the effort will be a plan that contains a range of refined concepts that could then be considered as options for us to implement. It's likely that actions would require additional environmental and historic preservation compliance prior to implementation.
Depending on what (if any) changes the NPS decides to adopt, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists may see more work crews on the parkway. The NPS will share information about the work with the public online and through the media.
The NPS is comprehensively analyzing data on safety along the southern part of the parkway to make a plan for actions going forward. The NPS will use this data and your input to make a plan for how to make the road safer while preserving its historic appearance.
Last updated: January 16, 2020