Re-design & Improve Twining Square (Pennsylvania & Minnesota Avenues S.E. Intersection)
Environmental Protection Specialist
1900 Anacostia Dr SE
Washington, DC 20020
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to examine alternative actions and environmental impacts associated with the proposed project to provide transportation improvements at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Minnesota Avenues, S.E., in Washington, D.C. The Pennsylvania and Minnesota Avenues, SE intersection includes NPS property, U.S. Reservation 487 (Twining Square), which includes five small park parcels (U.S. Reservations 487A, B, C, D, and E) fragmented by intersecting roadways and the adjacent roadway medians, totaling approximately 1.44 acres. The proposed project will also include a transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of NPS administered property to DDOT. The jurisdictional transfer will facilitate the proposed reconfiguration of this intersection. The open green space within Twining Square will remain under NPS jurisdiction. The project is needed to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety; create a consolidated, usable park space; improve multimodal connectivity and access; and support improved land use and community needs.