George Washington Memorial Parkway safety meeting hosted by National Park Service

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Walt Whitman Middle School
2500 Parkers Lane
VA 22306
National Park Service

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the National Park Service will host a meeting to discuss George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) visitors’ recommendations about how to improve safety at key intersections between the City of Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This is the next step in the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration’s ongoing work to improve this section of the GWMP, and it is the first time the NPS will share this information with the public.

The NPS wants additional public input on which options we should pursue. The options include new efforts to:

  • Educate parkway visitors about safe travel through the parkway’s historic landscape by hosting educational events.
  • Enforce speed limits and address distracted driving through focused policing.
  • Engineer improvements including new traffic patterns and additional lighting.

The recommendations NPS will present directly reflect input from the public, transportation stakeholders, community associations and elected officials.

All of the solutions NPS presents will both make the road safer and protect the parkway’s historic character. Some could be implemented with existing funds and others would require NPS to allocate funds to support the work. You can learn more about the study and see a map at

The NPS wants to know what the public thinks about these alternatives open house or submitting written comments online or by mail.