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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Vision For Paved National Capital Trail System Comes With 121 ‘Achievable Goals’

The path to a cohesive, multi-use paved trail network in and around Washington, D.C., is long and complex but can be completed with the coordination and partnership of multiple parks, agencies, and governments, according to a report released this week by the National Park Service.

National Park Service Uses Arlington Memorial Bridge To Highlight Maintenance Backlog Woes

Having already announced earlier this year that the maintenance backlog across the National Park System is closing in on $12 billion, the National Park Service is now highlighting the structural problems with the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., in a bid to raise congressional awareness of the problems.

Wetlands Restoration Getting Underway At George Washington Memorial Parkway

Beginning on Monday the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin small-scale geotechnical drilling at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. This investigation is in preparation for a proposed interagency project to restore up to 100 acres of freshwater tidal marsh within the 485-acre Dyke Marsh. A 2009 study of Dyke Marsh by the NPS and the U.S. Geological Society found that this unique ecosystem would be entirely lost by 2035 without restoration efforts.

Lanes, Sidewalks On Arlington Memorial Bridge Being Closed Until Emergency Repairs Can Be Made

Safety concerns for traffic on the Arlington Memorial Bridge within the George Washington Memorial Parkway led to closure Friday of two curbside lanes and four feet of adjoining sidewalks. National Park Service officials said the closures would remain in place until emergency repairs could be completed.

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