The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) is proposing the South Capitol Street Project (the Project), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The two agencies serve as the local and lead agencies, respectively, for project compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended. The Project's NEPA compliance included preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Section 4(f) Evaluation (DEIS), which was approved in February 2008; Final Environmental Impact Statement / Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS), which was approved in March 2011; and Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement / Section 4(f) Evaluation (SFEIS), which was approved in November 2014. The SFEIS described and evaluated the Revised Preferred Alternative, which unlike the Preferred Alternative described in the FEIS, will include Project elements that will directly affect Anacostia Park, which is under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS).
The purpose of the South Capitol Street Project is to improve safety, multimodal mobility and accessibility, and support economic development. The Project will transform the existing corridor into an urban gateway to the U.S. Capitol and District of Columbia's Monumental Core. Transportation improvements (i.e., the Preferred Alternative) were identified to incorporate long-term environmental sustainability and context sensitive design. Specifically, the project addresses the following needs.
National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020