Memorial Drive to close in front of Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater on Sept. 1, 2012
8/30/2012 12:00:00 AM
Memorial Drive between Porter and Farragut Drives will be closed for construction and re-paving from Sept. 1, 2012 to Nov. 1, 2012. Arlington National Cemetery is replacing and upgrading waterlines and storm drainage along Memorial Drive. In addition to repaving Memorial Drive, new curbs will be installed and the flagstone walkway replacement will continue in the area. There will be access to the Memorial Amphitheater and restrooms, Tomb of the Unknowns, the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice, the Columbia and Challenger Memorials, and the Iran Rescue Memorial. Access to Audie Murphy’s gravesite will be limited: visitors may get to the site via the staired-walkway from the Mast of the USS Maine and through section 46. Construction is planned to be complete by November 1, 2012. During construction, ANC Tours shuttle, Honor Flights, along with other groups, will pick-up and drop-off passengers near the Farragut and Wilson intersection. Disabled parking will be re-located to near the Mast of the USS Maine on the outbound side of Sigsbee Drive and Section 7A along Roosevelt Drive.