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AWI Projects 

A host of District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Projects on this website will serve as the spine that supports the overall Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.  By providing better mobility for walkers and, cyclists – these trails will reconnect communities on both sides to the river and to each other.

See below to learn more about each of the projects included in the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative:

11th Street Bridge Park

The 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of the nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River, will be Washington, DC’s first elevated public park located on the piers of the old 11th Street Bridge spanning the Anacostia River.

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11th Street Bridge 

By far the largest DDOT project completed to date, the 11th Street Bridge Project is critical to improving travel and achieving the larger vision of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.  

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Anacostia Metro Pedestrian Bridge 


The Anacostia Metro Pedestrian Bridge project includes the design of a pedestrian bridge between the south entrance site at the Anacostia Metrorail Station and the Barry Farm development.

Interstate-295/Malcolm X Interchange

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relocation onto the St. Elizabeths Campus requires substantial improvements to the I-295/Malcolm X Interchange and widening Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE to accommodate the expected increase in traffic.

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M Street SE-SW Transportation Study

This study identified existing and future transportation challenges and ways to address them within a roughly 1.7-square-mile area along M Street SE/SW.

Parkside Pedestrian Bridge

Provides safe, well lit,

disabilities-accessible pedestrian travel between neighborhoods and a local Metrorail station now separated by DC 295 and two sets of railroad tracks just north of the Benning Road interchange.

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Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues SE Intersection Improvement Study

The 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.

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South Capitol Street Corridor Project Phase 1 (Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project)

This project calls for replacing the 68-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. 

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South Capitol Street Phase 2 Segment IV and V

The South Capitol Street Corridor, located in Ward 6 and Ward 8, serves as a vital access point to and from downtown Washington, DC. This corridor has historical significance, dating back to the L'Enfant Plan, and is a symbolic gateway to the city.

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Southeast Boulevard  and Barney Circle

DDOT and FHWA are required to conduct studies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to understand the environmental impacts of any changes proposed to Southeast Boulevard.

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