The Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenue SE Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study proposes to enhance safety at these street intersections for neighborhood pedestrians and transit users of the Potomac Avenue Metrorail Station and the numerous area bus stops.
The current configuration of the six-legged intersection has multiple crosswalk locations making crosswalk signal timing challenging. Despite the numerous crosswalk locations, pedestrians traverse the intersection through the grassed median owned by the National Park Service. Proposed intersection changes will seek to reduce the number of pedestrian and vehicle conflict points and provide safer, more direct routes for the pedestrian and transit users.
An environmental planning study of the impacts from reconfiguring the intersection began in early 2009 but was put on hold and restarted in Fall 2012.
The study is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2013.
The project was originally proposed in the 2005 Middle Anacostia River Crossings Transportation Study (MAC) as a mid-term improvement for enhancing the transportation network in the Middle Anacostia River region.
|Public Meeting 1 – Public Scoping Meeting||January 2013|
|Alternatives Development||Winter 2013|
|Public Meeting 2 – Alternatives Review||Spring 2013|
|Impact Assessment||Spring 2013|
|Release Environmental Assessment for Public Comments||Spring 2013|
|Public/Agency Review Period of Environmental Assessment||Summer 2013|
|Public Meeting 3 - Public Hearing for Environmental Assessment||Summer 2013|
|Final NEPA Document and Decision||Summer 2013|