Benning Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) Hearing

May 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Department of Employment Services (DOES) Building
4058 Minnesota Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites the community to a public hearing Thursday, May 19, 2016, to review the findings of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Benning Road and Bridges Transportation Improvements.

Following the successful launch of the H/Benning Line of the DC Streetcar on February 27, 2016, this EA considers alternative approaches to extending the existing line east of the Benning Road Metrorail Station. The study area encompasses Benning Road, NE, from Oklahoma Avenue to the Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metrorail Stations, and evaluates the environmental and cultural effects of the proposed improvements.

The study was conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and will be released by DDOT and the Federal Highway Administration on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Public comments will be accepted from May 4, 2016 until 5 pm June 2, 2016. Following the public comment period, the report will be finalized.

WHAT:     Benning Road Transportation Improvements Environmental Assessment

WHEN:    Thursday, May 19, 2016
6 pm – 8 pm

WHERE:  Department of Employment Services (DOES) Building
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE

TRANSIT:  Metrorail: Minnesota Avenue Station (Orange Line)
Metrobus: Visit

The reports are available online for public review on the project website

Comments should be submitted to Malia Salaam by email at or by mail at District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, SE, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20003.

The document will be available at the following locations for public review between May 4, 2016 and June 2, 2016:

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Neighborhood Library

3935 Benning Road, NE

Washington, DC 20019

Deanwood Library

1350 49th Street, NE

Washington, DC 20019

District Department of Transportation

Progressive Transportation Services Administration

55 M Street, SE, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20003


Getting to the Meetings

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Can’t Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the DDOT website at the meeting’s conclusion.

Do you need assistance to participate?

If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Sean Moore at (202) 563-5003 or 5 days in advance of the meeting.

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