FABB members should plan to attend a National Park Service meeting on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss recommendations to improve safety at key intersections on the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) between the City of Alexandria and Mount Vernon. This is the next step in the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration’s ongoing work to improve safety on this section of the GWMP. It also is the first time the NPS will be sharing previously developed study recommendations with the public.
The NPS is looking for additional public input on which options it should pursue. The options include new efforts to:
- Enforce speed limits and address distracted driving through focused policing.
- Engineer improvements including new traffic patterns and additional lighting.
- Educate parkway visitors about safe travel through the parkway’s historic landscape by hosting educational events.
The goal is to make the road safer while protecting the parkway’s historic character. You can learn more about the NPS study and see a map at go.nps.gov/GWMPSafety.
The public meeting on December 3 will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Walt Whitman Middle School at 2500 Parkers Lane in Alexandria.
If unable to attend, you can submitted your thoughts and comments online at the Planning, Environment & Public Comment webpage. Or you can mail comments postmarked not later than January 10, 2020: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Attn: Alexandria to Mount Vernon Safety Study, 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, c/o Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 22101