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Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library



Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Anacostia Waterfront
FINAL REPORT JUNE 2005

30-Year, $10 Billion Series Projects
Created by March 2000 Memorandum of
Understanding Between the District and
19 Other Federal and Regional Agencies
5 Key Themes:
o Restore: A clean and active river.
o Connect: Eliminating barriers and
gaining access.
o Play: A great riverfront park system.
o Celebrate: Cultural destinations of
distinct character.
o Live: Building strong waterfront
neighborhoods.
Creating a World-Class Waterfront
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AWI Transportation Master Plan
2014 Update
Continuous Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Along
Waterfront
Modal Shift to Public Transit
Great Urban Boulevards with Mixed Uses,
Landscaping and Great Civic Spaces
Redesign Bridges in the Tradition of Great Civic
Architecture
Reduce Highway and Freeway Barriers Between
Neighborhoods and Waterfront Parks
Reconnect the City Street Grid to Waterfront
Parks
Support and Foster Economic Development

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AWI Program Transportation Projects

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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Backbone of Anacostia
Waterfront
15 of 28 Planned Miles of
Trail Open
From Tidal Basin with
Northeast and Southeast
Borders with Maryland
Seamless Pedestrian and
Bicycle Travel Between
Popular Destinations and
16 Neighborhoods
$33 Million of Anticipated
$50 Million Invested to
Date

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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment

Better Connect 16
Communities, the River
and Recreational Sites
Increase Transit Station
Accessibility
Make Bicycle Commuting
More Attractive
Provide Link Between
Benning Road and
Bladensburg Waterfront
Park in Larger 70-mile
Regional Trail Network



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11th Street Bridge Project
Increase Mobility Via Separate
Freeway and Local Traffic
Connections
Provide a Shared-Use Path for
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Replace Functionally Deficient,
Structurally Obsolete Bridges
Provide Additional Alternate
Evacuation Route
Include New Trail Connections,
Improved Drainage and Other
Environmental Investments
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Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
63-years-old, End of Useful
Life
Replacement Due to:
o Age and Condition,
o Functional Limitations, and
o Importance to the
Districts Transportation
Network and Plans
Deterioration Requires
Repairs with Increasing
Frequency, Cost and Traffic
Impacts
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South Capitol Street Corridor Project
Creating a Grand
Urban Boulevard
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Traffic Oval West of Bridge
West
Oval
Potomac
Avenue, SE
New Frederick
Douglass Memorial
Bridge
Half Street,
SW
Q Street, SW
R Street, SW
Potomac
Avenue, SW
South Capitol
Street
Nationals
Ballpark
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New Frederick Douglass
Memorial Bridge
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East Oval and I-295 Interchange
East Oval
Suitland
Parkway
South Capitol
Street
New Frederick
Douglass Memorial
Bridge
Anacostia
Drive
I-295
Howard
Road
Joint Base
Anacostia Bolling
DC Water
Pump House
Poplar
Point
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South Capitol Street Trail
Provide Bicycle/Pedestrian
Access on South Capitol
Street/Overlook Avenue
Corridor
Increase Multi-modal
Connectivity for
Communities, Military Bases
and Recreational Destinations
Provide Link south from
Districts Anacostia
Riverwalk Trail to
Marylands Oxon Run Trail and
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Connection with Virginia
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Parkside Pedestrian Bridge

Better Connect
Neighborhoods on Each
Side of DC 295
Provide new access to
Minnesota Avenue Metro
Station.
Make bridge safe, well-lit
and disabilities-accessible
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M Street SE/SW Transportation Study
Completed in 2013
Special Events Study completed in
2014
EA now underway by DDOT
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Malcolm X/Interstate 295 Interchange
New Access to Southbound
I-295 from St. Elizabeths
Campus
Design to Start in 2013
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Barney Circle Southeast Boulevard
Transportation Study

Transform Southeast Freeway
into a Boulevard Integrated with
Neighborhoods Between 11th
Street Bridge and Barney Circle
Reconstruct Barney Circle to
Accommodate Vehicle Turning
Movements and Multi-modal
Access
Improve Pedestrian and Bicyclist
Connections to Anacostia River
Evaluate Design Options that
Consider Multi-modal
Transportation Uses
John Philip
Sousa Bridge
Pennsylvania Avenue
L Street SE
Southeast Boulevard
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Pennsylvania-Potomac Avenue SE
Pedestrian Safety Study
Enhance Safety and Multi-
modal Connections
Direct Pedestrian Paths
across Pennsylvania
Avenue SE
Reduce Pedestrian
Crossings to Potomac
Avenue Metro Station
Improve Intersection
Connection to Anacostia
Waterfront areas
Improve Public Space
Aesthetics
Pennsylvania
Avenue SE
Potomac
Avenue SE
14th Street SE
Potomac Avenue
Metro Station
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More Information
For more information, visit
www.anacostiawaterfront.org
To receive project updates,
ask questions or comment:
o Sign up for the project
email list
o Email: ddot.awi@dc.gov
o Call: 202-741-8528


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