ARLINGTON, VA – In an effort to improve services and the visitor experience for funeral attendees, family members, and our employees, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will begin an 18-month renovation of its Administration Building beginning April 4 The renovation project will update, repair and refurbish the building, which was constructed in 1976.
All services currently provided at the Administration Building will continue uninterrupted throughout the renovation process, as employees, family rooms and guest services transition into temporary modular offices no later than April 1, 2019. These modular offices will be placed over the next two weekends. As a result, Eisenhower Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic Saturday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 18. Pedestrians will still have access to the sidewalk on Eisenhower Ave.
“This renovation project will allow us to operate more efficiently and provide family members and funeral attendees a more seamless experience as we honor their loved ones and lay them to rest within these hallowed grounds,” said Chief of Engineering for Arlington National Cemetery Col. Michael Peloquin.
During the renovation, the parking lot adjacent to the Administration Building will be closed for parking and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around the construction site and Welcome Center. Signage will redirect pedestrian traffic to other routes around the construction zone. The construction zone will be closed by a barrier fence, which will be clearly marked.
“The safety and well-being of our visitors is our main priority during this renovation, so we are asking our guests to be vigilant during this time by following instructions on the posted signs, being flexible with temporary traffic patterns and not entering the construction zone as we work hard to modernize our infrastructure,” said Peloquin.
Visitors should check our social media platforms and website for additional information on road closures and alternate routes tied to the upcoming placement of modular offices as well as additional updates on the renovation: www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.