Broad Branch Road
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 is being 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.
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DDOT's study team is evaluating the operational, engineering, and environmental aspects of the proposed
improvement alternatives. These assessments will be completed later this spring and the results presented in an Environmental Impact
Assessment report. A Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for this summer.