National Museum of the US Army
Fort Belvoir, VA
Currently in the design phase, the new National Museum of the US Army (NMUSA) is slated to be an international destination for visitors. The goal of the museum is to teach patrons about the historic role of the United States Army in the development of the nation and to preserve the legacy of the US Army. This 21st century museum rests on an 85 acre site and the proposed facility will be 185,000 SF, with a 60,000 SF area for exhibit galleries and a theatre. The program will consist of gallery areas, public areas, retail space, café, catering, administrative areas, a parade ground with seating, a memorial garden, an amphitheater, a comfort station, and parking. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2012, with the museum opening in 2015 at an estimated construction cost of $50 million.
As a subconsultant, Bryant is providing traffic services for the design of the intersection of the access road to NMUSA and Fairfax County Parkway. Bryant coordinated with the project architect and the US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District (USACE) during the study and development phase of the NMUSA design. Bryant is currently designing the intersection and coordinating with the Virginia DOT. The traffic management for the project includes the preparation of temporary traffic control plans for multiple stages within three construction phases.