MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Progress Continues

There was a lot of progress at the Museum construction site in November. The deepest area of the site, in the East corner, reaches approximately 65 ft. below ground and is completely excavated. This area is the basement level and it will contain the Museum’s air conditioning and heating equipment. Along the walls of the excavation there are hundreds of five inch thick boards. These boards keep the soil from falling into the construction pit. In many of these boards, there are, what looks like big pipes or wires sticking out, called tiebacks. They secure the wood boards to the dirt on the other side of the wall. The tieback system accomplishes two things: it keeps dirt from filling into the pit and it keeps the Court building’s foundations secure. The Court buildings have not moved more than a sixteenth of an inch during our construction process. At the base of the pit a foundation was poured out of concrete, in late November and early December, in preparation for the installations of a 160 ft. tall tower crane. The tower crane is used to pour concrete for the rest of the building including the walls and ceiling.

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Construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum began Saturday, April 16. As a result, 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.

Construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum began Saturday, April 16. As a result, 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.