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With site excavation completed, work now centers on bringing the Museum building back up to ground level. A tower crane was placed near the center of the site to facilitate moving equipment and materials in and around the construction pit.
 
As concrete is poured, rebar (metal rods) and concrete forms (the wooden or white walls) are embedded into the concrete. The concrete will be brought to the construction site in cement mixer trucks and then placed into a concrete pumper truck or a circular tub that is picked up and moved with the tower crane. Rebar is used to give the concrete structural strength after the concrete cures and hardens.  The forms work just like baking forms, keeping the concrete in place while it cures and hardens.

The building is expected to be back to ground level in late May or early June. Concrete can be successfully poured in cold weather but not when there is a lot of rain.

Since construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum began Saturday, April 16, parking is restricted along the 400 block of E Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets. Parking in the area is impacted and replacement permit parking will be provided on 5th Street, NW, between E Street and Indiana Avenue, along with the south side of F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets. Flaggers onsite will assist with traffic flow and construction vehicles entering and/or exiting the construction site.

The sidewalk on the north side of E Street NW is open and provides safe accommodations for pedestrians during construction. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians to cross to the north sidewalk of E Street to avoid the construction activity.

The National Law Enforcement Museum, a project of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, is a 57,000-square-foot Museum which will be located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. The Memorial Fund’s mission is to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve.

Contact Lincoln Lawrence, Vice President of Clark Construction, at (301) 272-8202 with questions or concerns during construction. For questions regarding the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial or the National Law Enforcement Museum, contact us here.