Progress Milestones

2015

January
  • Held South Capitol Street Corridor SDEIS Public Hearing

2014

December
  • Reopened Southeast Boulevard between 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE (Barney Circle)
  • Released the South Capitol Street Corridor SDEIS for public comment
November
  • Released the Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues SE Intersection Improvement Study Alternative Designs Concepts for public comment
September
  • 11th Street SE access ramp to Westbound I-695 reopened
June
  • New Eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) off-ramp to 11th Street SE opened
April
  • Construction began on the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
March
  • 11th Street Inbound Freeway Bridge opens third lane to ramp connecting to Interstate 695 and Southeast-Southwest Freeway
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Segments 1 and 2 draft Request for Proposals (RFP) issued to four short-listed design-build contractor firms
February
  • AWI Transportation Master Plan 2014 Update published
  • New eastbound ramp to 11th Street Outbound Freeway Bridge from the Southeast-Southwest Freeway Opens
January
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Segments 1 and 2 notification of four short-listed design-build contractor firms

2013

December
  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Kenilworth Aquatic Segment construction contract awarded
September
  • New Local 11th Street Bridge officially opened and dedicated as 11th Street Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge
August
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Segments 1 and 2 design-build contractor Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) received
July
  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment advertised for construction
June
  • 11th Street Bridge Project Phase 1 construction substantially completed
May
  • Second of two new Anacostia Riverwalk Trail fiberglass-decked bridges over CSX railroad tracks completed
January
  • Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenue SE Intersection and Barney Circle-Southeast Boulevard Project environmental planning studies begun

2012

December
  • New outbound ramp between I-695 outbound and northbound DC-295 opened to traffic
  • Final report for the M Street SE/SW Transportation Study published
  • Design for the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge unveiled
November
  • Pennsylvania-Potomac Avenue Intersection and Barney Circle-Southeast Boulevard Projects environmental planning studies launched
October
  • New ramp from local 11th Street Bridge to southbound I-295 opened to traffic
  • Design of Kenilworth Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail unveiled
September
  • 11th Street Bridge Project started Project Completion Phase (Phase 2)
July
  • Kenilworth Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail final planning milestone achieved with Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued
  • New ramp from southbound DC-295 to Inbound 11th Street Freeway Bridge and I-395 opened to traffic
June
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail awarded $10 million TIGER Grant by U.S. Department of Transportation for construction
March
  • New Maine Avenue section of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail completed
January
  • New 11th Street Bridge Project Outbound Freeway Bridge opened
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Project Section 106 and 4(f) documents signed
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Project Preliminary Engineering began
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Project land acquisition began

2011

December
  • New 11th Street Bridge Project Inbound Freeway Bridge opened
August
  • Anacostia Park segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail opened
July
  • First section of 11th Street Bridge Project opened with the new elevated section of southbound DC-295/I-295
March
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Project Final Environmental Impact Statement signed

2010

September
  • Yards Park section of Anacostia Riverwalk Trail opened

2009

December
  • 11th Street Bridge Project construction began
Fall
  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail bridges construction began
Summer
  • First water taxi carried baseball fans from Alexandria to Nationals Park
Spring
  • District Department of Transportation (DDOT) awarded largest contract in its history — 11th Street Bridge Project

2008

Winter
  • Ridership at Anacostia, Navy Yard and Southeast Waterfront Metrorail stations increased by 40 percent over 2003 levels, coinciding with economic growth
Summer
  • 11th Street Bridge Project formally approved and earned Federal Highway Administration Environmental Excellence Award
Spring
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge rededicated with completion of South Capitol Street near-term improvements
  • Alignment for new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge identified

2007

Summer
  • Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Transportation Master Plan released
Spring
  • Kenilworth Avenue Corridor Study completed

2005

Fall
  • Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Transportation Plan released, identifying transportation improvements to create a world-class waterfront
  • 11th Street Bridges Replacement Study began

2004

Winter
  • South Capitol Street Gateway Corridor and Anacostia Access Study completed

2003

Winter
  • South Capitol Street Corridor Report published by National Capital Planning Commission
Fall
  • Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Framework Plan published
Summer
  • First Anacostia Waterfront Initiative project began with the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail groundbreaking

2000

March
  • Anacostia Waterfront Initiative was born when 19 Federal agencies joined the District in signing a Memorandum of Understanding