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National Park Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal to Improve Safety at Memorial Circle – Invites Public Feedback
Posted Thursday, February 7

The National Park Service (NPS) wants to hear your thoughts on proposals to make Memorial Circle – on the George Washington Memorial Parkway – safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Changes are intended to lower transportation risks while protecting Memorial Circle’s historic character. The comment period will reopen from Wednesday, February 6 to Monday, February 18, 2019 to make sure commenters who may have missed the opportunity to share their thoughts during the recent partial government shutdown have the chance to do so.
During the lapse in appropriations, the NPS’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment website (PEPC) was offline. PEPC is the primary tool NPS uses to collect public comments. NPS will consider comments received during this extended comment period as well as those received during the initial comment period which opened on November 26, 2018.
The Environmental Assessment describes how the NPS proposes to change the way drivers move through the Memorial Circle. It also explains the possible change in drivers’ approach from the south, and biker and pedestrian crossings throughout the area. The proposal is based on extensive observations, traffic studies and previous public comments.

You can read the plan and environmental assessment online through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system. Please submit written comments online through PEPC or by postal mail.

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