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Excellence in Highway Design
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Category 9 - Highway Improvements on Publicly Owned Land

Award of Excellence

Photo: George Washington Memorial Parkway Reconstruction


George Washington Memorial Parkway Reconstruction

Arlington, Virginia


Designer:  Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA
Contractors: Fort Meyer Construction Company, Washington, DC

This facility was built in the 1940's as a scenic parkway but now carries over 100,000 vehicles per day. The reconstruction project produced an aesthetically and culturally acceptable roadway design for the National Park Service and the Virginia State Historic Preservation office that greatly improved the safety for today's traffic.

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