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2009 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Environmental Streamlining: 11th Street Bridges Environmental Impact Statement

Agencies Awarded

District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT)


DDOT's 11th Street Bridges project will enhance the mobility of traffic across the Anacostia River. The project will eliminate the need for traffic to cut through neighborhood streets between the Anacostia Freeway and the Southeast Freeway. DDOT adopted an aggressive schedule and committed the necessary resources to advance the project and meet the goal of improving the quality and timeliness of the transportation-delivery process. To develop the project's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), DDOT partnered with the public and more than 30 Federal and non-Federal participating agencies to gain early acceptance by all stakeholders. The team identified critical project issues, which improved the scoping phase and addressed stakeholders' concerns early in the DEIS. As a result, the solutions presented in the Final DEIS were representative of stakeholder needs and were environmentally sound. DDOT's collaborative and proactive approach to developing the 11th Street Bridges DEIS resulted in a streamlined project, exceeding the Federal Highway Administration's National Performance Objective.

Project Contributors:

Faisal Hameed
Kathleen Penney
Bart Clark
James Bednar

Photos of District of Columbia Department of Transportation's 11th Street Bridges project. First photo is an aerial shot, other two photos show participants meeting about project.

Updated: 10/25/2012
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