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.
The objectives of the proposed intersection design improvements are to:
Three design concepts are currently under DDOT review for the project:
Concept 1: No Build
No changes would be proposed to the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave SE, Potomac Ave SE, and 14th St SE.
Concept 2: Mid-Block Crosswalk
A signalized mid-block crosswalk at Pennsylvania Ave SE would be constructed.
Concept 3: T-Intersections
The Potomac Ave SE intersections with Pennsylvania Ave SE would be reconstructed to connect “T” configurations.
|Public Meeting 1 – Public Scoping Meeting||January 31, 2013|
|Alternatives Development||Spring 2013|
|Public Meeting 2 – Alternatives Review||May 16, 2013|
|Prepare Draft Environmental Assessment||Summer/Fall 2013|
|Release Draft Environmental Assessment for Public Review||Fall/Winter 2013|
|Public Meeting 3 - Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Assessment||Fall/Winter 2013|
|Final Environmental Assessment and Decision||Winter 2013/2014|