Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Vision

The riverfront as envisioned by the AWI

A renaissance of the Anacostia Waterfront is underway and transportation is charting the course.

The 30-year, $10 billion Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) is transforming the shores of the Anacostia River into a world-class waterfront.

Led by the District of Columbia government and embraced by 19 regional and federal agency partners, the Anacostia Waterfront initiative area straddles the Anacostia River and weaves through District Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8, stretching from the Tidal Basin to the District’s northeast border with Maryland.

Initiated in 2000, AWI promises a clean river environment, new parks and other recreational facilities, more job-creating commercial centers, revitalized residential neighborhoods and multi-modal transportation options.

A host of District Department of Transportation (DDOT) infrastructure projects chronicled on this website will serve as the spine upon which this renaissance takes hold and thrives. By providing better mobility – for walkers, cyclists, transit riders and drivers – these projects will reconnect communities on both sides to the river and to each other.

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Explore the Transportation Projects of the AWI