National Mall turf renovations entering final stages

Major renovations to the turf on the National Mall are entering their final stages. The multi-million dollar project which began in 2011 features re-engineered soil and a state-of-the-art irrigation system.

The first phase of the project saw turf from 3rd Street to 7th Street restored.

The final phase will take place over the next five weeks when more than 522,000 square feet of sod will be placed along the Mall from 7th Street to 14th Street.

Total project completion may last into 2017.

Find out more about the restoration here: