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National Park Service to hold Oct. 9 public meeting for Arlington Memorial Bridge users

If you drive, bike or walk across Arlington Memorial Bridge attend a public meeting on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the National Capital Regional Headquarters of the National Park Service to learn how to plan travel around bridge construction activities. 

Representatives from the National Park Service, Federal Highway Administration and project contractor will share updates on the bridge construction progress, pedestrian and cyclist detours and planned traffic changes during the rehabilitation project. Work on the 88-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge began this past the summer and will continue until early 2021, according to a National Park Service statement.

The National Capital Regional Headquarters is located in East Potomac Park at:1100 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20242.

Signs from the parking lot will direct people to a large meeting trailer located behind an office building. Free parking is available. The headquarters building is roughly one mile from the L’Enfant Metro Station.

To request specific accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, contact Jonathan Shafer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 202-619-7186 by Wednesday, October 3.

The $227 million project maintains a vital link in the national capital region’s transportation network.

Since its dedication in 1932, Arlington Memorial Bridge has served as a monument to national sacrifice and valor—a symbol of reunification, spanning the historic divisions of North and South. It is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in National Park Service history, a news release said. Learn more at

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