HNTB serves as designer and program manager for Arlington National Cemetery’s “Southern Expansion,” a project essential for our nation’s most hallowed ground to continue honoring the nation’s military veterans well into the future with a final resting place that commemorates their service and sacrifice.

The project realigns local roadways and utilities to establish a contiguous parcel of land south of the cemetery that significantly increases available interment space, which is rapidly reaching capacity within the cemetery’s existing grounds. The expansion also integrates the United States Air Force Memorial with the cemetery and improves transportation and transit options within the Columbia Pike corridor.

HNTB conducted the environmental assessment for the project, is producing the Southern Expansion construction documents and will help manage the project’s construction, expected to begin in 2021.

To ensure the project advances smoothly, HNTB also coordinates with multiple federal, state and local stakeholders to ensure the project meets their needs and expectations. These organizations include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Air Force, Federal Highways Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation, Arlington County, the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Fund and others.

Location: Arlington, VA

Client: Arlington National Cemetery