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Broad Branch Road
Environmental Assessment

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are proposing rehabilitation of Broad Branch Road between Linnean Avenue and Beach Drive.  Prior to moving the project through final design and construction, an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed action and its potential impacts has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the FHWA's Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). FHWA is the lead federal agency for the project with the National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency.

The purpose of the proposed action is to rehabilitate Broad Branch Road to satisfy operational and safety needs and done so in a manner keeping with the setting of the project area. Context sensitive solutions will take into account the adjoining land uses - residential developments and wooded areas to the west and Rock Creek Park to the east. Improvements to the corridor will consider all modes of transportation including bicycles and pedestrians.

DDOT and FHWA released copies of the Environmental Assessment for public review on October 21, 2013. Comments on the document are due by November 22, 2013.

Comments: BroadBranch@parsons.com

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PROJECT UPDATE

Digital copies of the Environmental Assessment, in both high and low resolution, are available by clicking below:

Hi-Res Environmental Assessment (369 MB)

Lo-Res Environmental Assessment (39 MB)

DDOT hosted a Public Hearing on November 5, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home of DC. Public meeting materials can be viewed on the Project Resources page.


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Site Last Updated: November 6, 2013