The George Washington Parkway has fully reopened to traffic Saturday after disruptive closures caused by a large sinkhole that compromised the road Friday morning.
It’s the first official weekend of The Cherry Blossom Festival and the blossoms have started to show an extension of their florets, meaning peak bloom is still expected to arrive on schedule.
In a letter sent to Maryland’s U.S. House and Senate members Wednesday, Hogan urged them to “strongly support the transfer” of the parkway from the park service to the state of Maryland.
As commuters in the D.C. area complain about potholes, the National Park Service continues to be chronically underfunded to fix area roads. With current funding, roads and some trails would continue to crumble due to continually deferred maintenance, with a goal of keeping the highest priority paved roads just above poor condition.
Christine Lehnertz’s resignation comes months after she was reassigned amid a federal investigation that cleared her of allegations of creating a hostile work environment and wasting park resources.
The Yoshino cherry trees are predicted to reach peak bloom between April 3 to 6, The National Park Service announced Wednesday morning.
To promote safe driving, the National Park Service has lowered the speed limit from 55 mph to 40 mph on a stretch of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. It’s a step toward improving conditions on the busy, pothole-riddled parkway.
Work is moving ahead on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, which means that the overnight traffic pattern will change to accommodate construction lanes.
Trump will give a speech and there’ll be fireworks, expected to be the free annual holiday show from the National Park Service.
In the span of two days, an Arizona man got stuck in quicksand for hours and then had to spend the night coping with a winter storm before being rescued.
The northern section of the scenic byway, which opened in 1962, is showing its age, with this winter’s temperature swings causing an outbreak of potholes and road divots. While many workers will get a holiday weekend, essential crews will be on duty and doing their best to patch road damage.
The National Park Service has started a 15-month restoration project on the Jefferson Memorial. It includes using specialized lasers to remove a microbial colony that has been thriving on the monument stones for years.
Three alternatives are being proposed: One would make no changes, a second would improve signage and lane striping, and a third would modify traffic patterns to simplify the current weaves, merges and diverges.
Citing a National Park Service release, news outlets report that the vessel named Big John was found overturned and broken apart early Monday.
Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end.
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