About 160 people attended the second public meeting for the Barney Circle and Southeast Boulevard Transportation Planning Study on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Payne Elementary School.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) hosted the meeting to get community feedback on design concepts that were updated based on comments received at and since the study’s first public meeting held on February 21, 2013.
Following a short presentation, staff fielded questions from the audience then used concept display boards to hold small groups discussions with attendees.
The concepts illustrate ways to transform the Southeast Freeway between 11th Street SE and Barney Circle into a boulevard that integrates with adjacent neighborhoods and provides new connections to the Anacostia River. Other study aspects include reconstructing Barney Circle to accommodate vehicle turning movements, improving pedestrian and bicyclist access to the river, and evaluating design options that consider multi-modal transportation uses. To view the meeting presentation and handouts, please click here. Please email comments on the concepts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barney Circle and Southeast Boulevard Transportation Planning Study is one in a series of transportation, environmental, economic, community and recreation projects included in the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Program. From the Tidal Basin to the city’s northeast border with Maryland, the 30-year, $10 billion AWI Program is transforming the shores of the Anacostia River into a world-class waterfront. For more information about the study please visit the Barney Circle Project page here at anacostiawaterfront.org. To join the project or AWI community contact list or ask questions, please email email@example.com or call 202-741-8528.