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Ronald Kirby Memorial Plaque Dedication in Alexandria


City of Alexandria to Host Dedication Ceremony for Ronald F. Kirby Memorial Plaque Sunday, May 15


The City of Alexandria invites the public to the dedication ceremony of the Ronald F. Kirby Memorial Plaque at the Washington Street Urban Deck, 1154 George Washington Memorial Parkway (see below), on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will occur on the east side plaza near the entrance of the bike/pedestrian trail that crosses the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Ronald Franklyn Kirby was one of the most influential transportation planners in the Washington, D.C. region.  Over the course of his long career, he successfully implemented strategies that reduced the impact of traffic and pollution on the continually growing metropolitan area surrounding the nation’s capital, enhanced economic development opportunities in the area and preserved the health and quality of life for millions of people. A resident of the City of Alexandria, Mr. Kirby was the Director of the Department of Transportation Planning at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) since 1987. During his 26 years of service of the region, his major projects included the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the I-495 express lanes, the HOV lanes, the ICC Corridor and studying the concept of telework and how it affected traffic patterns.

Street parking for the ceremony is available in the 700 block of Church St. and the 900 block of Washington St. Attendees will proceed south on Washington St. to the east side plaza. Additional parking is available in the 900 block of S. Royal St. near the entrance of Jones Point Park. Attendees will proceed under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge following the Mt. Vernon Trail to the east side plaza.

(Photo via U.S. Department of Transportation website)

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