The DC Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 22 to present the Long Bridge Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The meeting will be open house style from 4-7 p.m. with presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Building, Room E200, 1100 4th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
The project is intended to increase rail capacity across the Potomac but also includes a separate pedestrian and bicyclist bridge. The new bridge would provide a connection to the Mount Vernon Trail providing additional access to Crystal City and East Potomac Park, allowing an easier connection to the Case Bridge in DC.
The Draft EIS lists a few adverse impacts to the Mount Vernon Trail:
- A trail detour during construction
- Loss of some trees and vegetation (including three mature trees)
- Impact to the Memorial viewshed
- Potential for increased trail traffic
Full meeting details: http://longbridgeproject.com/upcoming-meetings/
Draft EIS: http://longbridgeproject.com/deis/ (We recommend reading the Executive Summary and Chapter 22)
If you’re not able to make the meeting, you can provide comments through October 28th at https://p2a.co/HP4tqaT