Kennedy Center Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement

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***Note: this project is currently on hold.***

The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center), invites the public to comment on the proposed Kennedy Center/Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project. Under this proposal, FHWA would provide pedestrian access between the Kennedy Center River Terrace and the Potomac Riverfront in Washington, DC; providing a direct link between the Kennedy Center and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Trail, which is administered by the NPS. The purpose of the project is to improve access between the Kennedy Center River Terrace to the Potomac Riverfront. The action is needed because physical barriers and safety concerns currently discourage pedestrian traffic between these two resources.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the NPS and FHWA are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify alternatives and assess the potential impacts of the proposal. Concurrently, the agencies will conduct consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Click on "Meeting Notices," to the left, for information on upcoming meetings; click on "Open for Comment" to see materials available for comment. NPS will accept written comments regarding the potential impacts on historic resources for the proposed project from February 15, 2012, through March 15, 2012. Please submit public written comments via this website. Click on "Open for Comment" on the left.

Contact Information

Joel Gorder
(202) 619-7405,