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Oregon Avenue Environmental Assessment

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are proposing rehabilitation of the 1.7-mile segment of Oregon Avenue, NW, between Military Road and Western Avenue. Prior to moving the project through final design and construction, an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed action and its potential impacts was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations(40 CFR 1500-1508), and the FHWA's Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). FHWA is the lead federal agency for the project with the National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency.

The purpose of the proposed action is to rehabilitate Oregon Avenue to satisfy operational and safety needs and done so in a manner in keeping with the setting of the project area. Context sensitive solutions took into account the adjoining land uses - residential developments to the west and Rock Creek Park to the east. Improvements to the corridor also considered all modes of transportation including buses, bicycles and pedestrians. 

The FHWA, in coordination with DDOT, is issuing a FONSI for the Preferred Alternative, Alternative 3 Modified, as identified in the Final EA for the Oregon Avenue Rehabilitation project. The determination that the proposed undertaking will not have a significant impact on the environment has been made pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508) for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. An electronic copy of this document is available by clicking here. Printed copies of the FONSI and Final EA may also be viewed at: District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, SE, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20003


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FHWA and DDOT have selected Alternative 3 Modified as the Preferred Alternative for design and construction.


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Site Last Updated: January 24, 2013