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From Sept. 7 through Oct. 10, 2023, Arlington National Cemetery is undertaking a construction project on Memorial Avenue, its main roadway entrance for visitors and families. The project, which will include milling, paving and traffic enhancement, will improve traffic flow for both pedestrians and motorists.
Arlington, VA—The Pentagon Memorial Fund (PMF), with Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC) as the lead federal agency, is proposing to construct and operate a Visitor Education Center (VEC) for the existing 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).
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We would like to inform you of some pedestrian route changes and detours that will take place surrounding the construction supporting Arlington National Cemetery’s Southern Expansion project. On or around August 11, 2023 the pedestrian route will be reconfigured as shown in green and blue on the map below:
Arlington National Cemetery annually renovates more than 30 acres of turf. This process involves removing the old turf and weeds, tilling the soil, grading the grave sites and planting new grass from seed. Each year, the Horticulture Division assigns sections for renovation as needed. The long-term result will be a much healthier, thicker turf and ground that is much more level.
The Department of the Army has published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to conduct the Section 106 public consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to address potential environmental effects associated with the congressionally-mandated removal of the Confederate Memorial from Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).
The Ord and Weitzel vehicular and pedestrian gates will be closed for portions of the summer in order to be replaced.
On Saturday, July at 12:30 p.m., historians and horticulturalists from Arlington National Cemetery will be participating in a webinar hosted by the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
In collaboration with the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), public access to the Air Force Memorial will be closed on July 4. While we recognize that it has become an annual tradition for many visitors and local community members to view the fireworks and commemorate this patriotic day from the Air Force Memorial, this is an active construction site involving multiple road closures, which poses a significant safety and security risk. Our priority is to keep our visitors safe and allow them the time needed to make alternative plans this holiday.
From June 11 to June 30, there will be traffic congestion on Memorial Ave due to construction at the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station.
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