National Park Service Hopes To Reopen Northbound GW Parkway Lane Tuesday After Sinkhole Repairs

Juan Herrera
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON (WMAL) – The National Park Service announced on Monday that it plans on reopening one of the two northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in time for Tuesday evening’s rush hour.

This announcement comes days after the National Park Service reported that a 10-foot-deep sinkhole opened up near Dead Run on Friday.

According to a statement released by the NPS, the department has been working with the Federal Highway Administration to repair the sinkhole by injecting the area of the incident with grout to stabilize the soil.

“This grout acts like expanding foam filling gaps in the eroded soil,” the NPS said in a statement. “Once the ground is stabilized, one lane will reopen.”

The NPS had previously announced that one of the lanes would reopen on Monday, May 13, however that changed due to all of the rainfall that occurred during the weekend.

According to the National Park Service, the reopening of one of the two northbound lanes of the GW-Parkway is weather dependent.

“Until repairs are completed, both northbound lanes will remain closed from VA 123, Chain Bridge Road to I-495, the Capital Beltway,” the NPS said in a statement.

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